Team Seafood and Farm Team PEI
“The programs are designed to promote student employment in the farming and seafood processing sectors,” says Christopher Gillis.
Along with their regular wages during the summer months, students going into grade 11 or 12 who work at least 250 hours will receive a $500 bursary. Those attending university or college who work at least 500 hours will receive a $1,000 bursary to put towards their education.
“Many employers are seeing labour shortages, and this bursary program is a way to encourage people to work in the primary industries of fishing and agriculture, and potentially engage them longer-term.
“Opportunities are available from tip to tip across PEI. Eleven seafood processing plants are participating, and any farm across the Island is also eligible to apply for student positions.
“It is a great opportunity for young people coming into the work force to gain skills, experience, and exposure to our primary industries.”