by Stacy Dunn
The Team Seafood and PEI Farm Team student job bonuses are back for 2022. Under the new brand, Team Food Island, the bonuses are designed to promote student employment in the agriculture, seafood processing and aquaculture sectors.
The program is now being operated directly by the PEI Seafood Association in partnership with the PEI Agriculture Sector Council and PEI Aquaculture Alliance, with funding from SkillsPEI.
Employers who qualify
Qualifying employers are seafood processors, aquaculture growers, and the agriculture sector.
“In addition to the regular pay, students over 15 who will be returning to high school in the fall receive a $1,000 bonus, and those entering or returning to post-secondary studies this fall receive $2,000,” says Jerry Gavin, Executive Director of the PEI Seafood Processors Association.
“To earn the bonus payments, high school students, including 2022 grade 12 grads, are expected to work a minimum 250 hours.
“Post-secondary students are expected to work 500 hours to qualify.”
The program will reimburse employers for 50 percent of the bonus amount. For more information, visit www.teamfoodisland.ca
Help with the job search
The PEI Agriculture Sector Council has been connecting students and other job seekers with farm employers for the last 29 years.
The PEI Aquaculture Alliance created the Farmers of the Sea promotion in 2021 to showcase the Island’s aquaculture industry. Click here for videos and company and worker profiles.
View job postings on PEI Aquaculture Alliance, click here
WorkPEI have jobs to apply to in seafood processors, aquaculture growers, and the agriculture sector.
For a complete list of PEI employment services to help with your job search, click here