Graduate mentorship – For Employers

By mmuise

The Graduate Mentorship Program is an employment program developed to help employers create long term employment opportunities for unemployed recent post-secondary graduates in their field of study.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a subsidy of up to 50% of the wages, up to a maximum contribution of $10/hour for 52 weeks.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

The applicant/employer must be:

  • a registered private sector business,
  • an organization,
  • a municipality,
  • a band/tribal council,
  • a public health or educational institution,
  • hiring a recent post-secondary graduate who lacks the work experience necessary for the position,
  • paying a minimum wage rate of $15/hour.
    The employee must be:
  • an unemployed, recent post-secondary graduate within the last five years and looking for full time employment,
  • legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizen or permanent resident).
Application Steps:

The applicant/employer must:

1. interview and select a candidate for the position,

2. submit their application package and receive confirmation from SkillsPEI that they have been approved for the program before they start their new job.

Documentation Needed:

The employer must submit:
1. the completed application form,
2. a detailed job description,
3. the contact details for the new employee,
4. a sustainability plan to maintain the new employee following the subsidy period, 5. a detailed mentorship plan, 6. the description of the business or company profile and the location of the activity.

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