The goal of the Career Pathways Program is to assist in providing career- related work experience for post-secondary graduates.
The program provides financial assistance to eligible employers who can provide individuals with valuable work experience relevant to their field of study. The objective of the program is to help youth acquire advanced employment skills and facilitate their transition to a rapidly changing labor market.
YOUTH PARTICIPANTS MUST BE:
Between 15 and 30 years of age
Post-secondary graduates and lacking experience in field of study;
Out of school;
Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have refugee status;
Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations; and
Not in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits (upon approval/ start date)
EMPLOYERS MUST BE:
Businesses, Organizations (such as not-for-profit, professional or labor organizations), Institutions (public health or educational), Aboriginal Organizations, or Municipal Governments.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Duration of the subsidy is generally for a period of 18-22 weeks.
Job duties/job description must be in the youth participant’s field of study.
Career Pathways provides 50 percent of the hourly wage rate (to a max of $8/hour).
The employer is responsible for all employment related payments and deductions including: Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, Workers Compensation and Income Tax.
This Project was funded through the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy
Please feel free to contact the Program Coordinators in your area for more information:
Barb Goss — Queens and Kings County — 902-628-6978
Jackie Stewart– Prince County –902-859-2947