Jobs for Youth Program

By mmuise
Description:

The Jobs for Youth Program offers wage support for employers to create employment opportunities for PEI students. This program is designed to create jobs for Island students by assisting local organizations, businesses, and government departments to carry out projects which will benefit Island communities.


Comments on Funding:

1. Funding for the non profit sector is 100% of the provincial minimum wage rate plus 4% vacation pay for up to 40 hours per week for each approved position. Approved non-profit projects, at the time of start-up will be provided with 80% of the approved wage assistance for each position with 20% of the total amount being withheld until the completion of the project.
2. Funding for the private sector is 50% of the provincial minimum wage rate plus 4% vacation pay for up to 40 hours per week for each approved position. A minimum of 35 work hours must be provided to a position in any single week. A maximum of two positions can be approved per employer. 3. Funding for the public sector is 100% of the provincial minimum wage rate plus 5.7% vacation pay for an average 37.5 hours per week for each approved position. For all sectors, employers are responsible for the employer’s share of employee benefits such as: EI, CPP, Workers Compensation premiums, and the cost of materials, supplies, rentals, travel, telephone and so on. Any unused portion of any payment must be repaid to the Employment Development Agency.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.
Eligibility:

Applicants must be:

  • non-profit organizations registered in the province;
  • private businesses (new or existing) registered in the province;
  • public sector organizations in Prince Edward Islands, including:
    a) departments;
    b) agencies;
    c) crown corporations;
    d) commissions.
Application Steps:

Applicants can submit their application online using the WorkPEI platform or they can complete the PDF version.

Projects cannot begin prior to application approval nor can positions be filled or refilled without prior permission.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. the completed application form,
2. an Employer/Employee Declaration Form within 7 days of the project start date.
The project summary and payroll records must be submitted within 30 days of the project’s completion.

Other Things to Note:

Applications for 2023 is now closed. Students are no longer required to fill out an application for the Jobs for Youth Program but should create a job seeker account at WorkPEI.


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