Advanced Education and Skills
March 28, 2016

Supporting Student Employment

Applications Now Being Accepted for Student Employment Programs

Private businesses and not-for-profit groups are invited to submit applications for this year’s student employment programs. Through these programs, employers are able to hire high school and post-secondary students, which provides them with valuable work experience.

“A summer job is often times the first experience a young person has in a working environment. Acquiring skills in the workplace is vital to the development of our students. These job opportunities will allow them to build their confidence and learn about workplace responsibility.”
- The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills

The summer student employment programs are supported through funding provided by the Provincial Government and are delivered by the Department of Advanced Education and Skills employment centres throughout the province. In 2015, a total of 1,796 students were hired through these programs. Further details on the programs are provided in the attached backgrounder.

The application deadline for private and not-for-profit employers interested in hiring post-secondary students under the Post-Secondary Program is April 15. Under the High School Program, the deadline for non-for-profit groups to hire high school students is May 6.

For more information on the summer student employment programs and to apply online, visit www.aes.gov.nl.ca/students/summer_jobs.html or contact the Labour Market and Career Information Hotline at 1-800-563-6600.

QUICK FACTS

  • Applications are now being accepted for the Provincial Government’s summer student employment programs.
  • The programs for post-secondary and high school students are supported through funding provided by the Provincial Government.
  • The application deadline for private and not-for-profit groups interested in hiring post-secondary students is April 15. The deadline for not-for-profit groups interested in hiring high school students is May 6.
  • In 2015, a total of 1,796 students were hired through the Student Summer Employment Programs.

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Media contact:

John Tompkins
Director of Communications
Department of Advanced Education and Skills
709-729-0753, 728-7762
jtompkins@gov.nl.ca

BACKGROUNDER
Wage Subsidies for the Student Summer Employment Programs

Student Summer Employment Program – High School

  • The wage subsidy for non-profit employers is $10.50 per hour plus 15 per cent for mandatory employment-related costs.
  • The duration of the wage subsidy for high school students is four to eight weeks.
  • A maximum of 40 hours and a minimum of 20 hours may be subsidized per week.

Student Summer Employment Program – Post-Secondary

  • The wage subsidy for private sector employers is $5 per hour.
  • The wage subsidy for non-profit employers is $10.50 per hour plus 15 per cent for mandatory employment-related costs.
  • The duration of the wage subsidy for post-secondary students is five to 12 weeks.
  • A maximum of 40 hours and a minimum of 25 hours may be subsidized per week.

2016 03 28                             2:20 p.m.