Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
April 5, 2018

Provincial Government Invites Applications for Summer Student Employment Programs

The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced applications are now being accepted for Summer Student Employment Programs (SSEP).

SSEP applications may be made online at and must be received by May 7, 2018 for post-secondary students, and May 22, 2018, for high school students.

Budget 2018 provides more than $1.6 million for SSEP and increases the subsidy rate for private sector employers hiring post-secondary students to $5.60 per hour from $5.00.

The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour will also partner with the Community Sector Council NL to deliver AMPLIFY (Assisting My Potential - Labour Market Initiative for Youth) this summer. Launched as a pilot program last year, AMPLIFY helped youth gain work experience and participate in career development and personal growth activities.

“Summer jobs are one of the best ways for students to join the workforce to learn and develop new skills. Summer Student Employment Programs and AMPLIFY will make it easier for students to gain work experience and increase their confidence and employability.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

“The Community Sector Council NL is delighted that the AMPLIFY program will be offered again this summer. Combining career development learning and work experience for youth in a summer program offers a wonderful opportunity for personal growth and building vital networks for youth. We look forward to partnering with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as with many dedicated community organizations and private employers.”
Penelope M. Rowe
Chief Executive Officer, Community Sector Council NL

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