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Canada Summer Jobs
A Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. Not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees are eligible to apply. Criteria include any post secondary student who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or has refugee status, between the ages of 15-30.

BC Arts Council
Special Project Assistance - Co-op Placements is a pilot program which supports arts and cultural organizations hiring students through co-op placements for professional work experience. Must have been an organization assisted by the BC Arts Council in recent years (2008-2010)

Young Canada Works
Young Canada Works offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to develop their skills, gain experience and establish a career path. Young people can access unique opportunities; practice their second language, work in a museum or Aboriginal friendship centre or even travel abroad. Wage subsidies are available for eligible employers who take the opportunity to benefit from innovative ideas and competitive skills.

Criteria include any post secondary student who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or has refugee status, between the ages of 16-30.

Young Canada Works for Aboriginal Urban Youth
Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages

Funding for graduate or permanent positions

Career Focus
Provides funding for employers to allow them to offer career related work experience to post-secondary graduates. Certain criteria apply.

BioTalent Canada- Career Focus Program
The Career Focus Program is a wage subsidy program for bio-economy employers to hire the talent they need and for recent graduates to gain the work experience they require – by subsidizing the salary of a recent graduate to a maximum of $20,000 up to March 31, 2015

ECO Canada - Environmental Careers Organization
Environmental Internship Program
The International Environmental Youth Corp (IEYC) program is a federally-funded program that encourages the hiring of new graduates and young professionals. Eligible Canadian companies can receive up to $12,000 to host a young professional in a full-time, permanent position related to the environment, such as environmental protection, resource management or sustainability. Funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Apply now to hire new talent at a reduced cost!

Science Horizons Youth Internship Program
A Government of Canada program aimed at advancing research and achievements in the field of environmental science while giving young people the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and experience that will prepare them for sustainable employment in environment based careers.

Skills Link
This program helps young people, who face more barriers than others, to find employment to help them gain valuable work skills. Certain criteria apply. Participating employers may receive financial assistance to cover the costs associated with providing such employment services.

Get Youth Working
The Get Youth Working! program is funded through the Canada-BC Labour Market Agreement and offers eligible employers $2,800 for each eligible youth aged 15-29 that they hire. A training fund for new employees is also available.

WorkSource Wage Subsidy Program
This program, administered through Business Victoria, offers financial support to EI-eligible job seekers for new employment opportunities. Employers prepared to hire and provide training on the job for long term, minimum 30 hours per week employment, may be eligible for a wage subsidy of 50% for up to six months.

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
Provides funding for national, regional and local projects that assist people with disabilities in preparing for and finding employment or self-employment, as well as acquiring the skills necessary to maintain that new employment. The following options are available to employers and organizations:

  • Wage Subsidies – Funding is available to employers to encourage them to hire people with disabilities.
  • Work Experience – Funding is available to eligible organizations that provide opportunities for people with disabilities to gain paid and unpaid (volunteer) work experience leading to potential employment.

First Nations and Inuit Work Experience Program
Participants must be First Nations and Inuit youth between 15-30, out of school and unemployed or underemployed.

Young Canada Works
Hiring youth – criteria include any recent college/university graduate within the last 24 months, who is unemployed or underemployed, a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or has refugee status between the ages of 16-30.

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French
Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage

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