March 7, 2022
The Provincial Government is now accepting applications for Job Creation Partnerships and Student Summer Employment programs with the aim of boosting Come Home 2022 efforts in every corner of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Enhanced Job Creation Partnerships
Job Creation Partnerships is dedicating $5 million of the $10.5 million total budget exclusively for Come Home 2022 projects. This year will also feature the following increased pay for workers:
Employers can apply online. Approvals will begin in late April and continue thereafter, subject to available funds. Deadline for submitting an application is August 19, 2022.
For highlights of projects from last year’s Job Creation Partnerships, please see the backgrounder blow.
Student Summer Employment
Non-profit and private sector employers can apply for a portion of over $1.6 million in subsidies to employ students this summer. Many students can expect to be employed restoring and enhancing community features that support Come Home 2022 activities.
Non-profit employers are provided with 100 per cent subsidy for positions. Private sector employers, such as those operating in the tourism and hospitality sector, will receive a wage subsidy reimbursement of 60 per cent of the student’s hourly wage, to a maximum of $13.20 per hour.
Employers can apply at the following links: High School and Post-Secondary.
Deadline for submitting an application for the Student Summer Employment Program Post-Secondary is April 5, 2022, and for the Student Summer Employment Program High School is April 7, 2022.
For full details on Student Summer Employment Programs, please see the backgrounder.
“As visitors explore all the varied nooks and crags of our vast province, they will be enjoying the many community features created or enhanced by Job Creation Partnerships and the work of student employees. Many of the jobs created through these programs will help showcase Newfoundland and Labrador on the world stage, with communities and employers benefiting from projects that will attract visitors and delight residents.”
Honorable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills
“Our tourism, hospitality, and arts and cultural partners are anticipating a strong tourism season. The Job Creation Partnerships and Student Summer Employment programs are important supports that will help place our operators in a strong position to welcome family, friends and guests for Come Home 2022.”
Honorable Steve Crocker
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation
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Enhanced Job Creation Partnerships
Job Creation Partnerships support non-profit projects that provide participants with skills and experience to help secure permanent employment. Supported by the federal-provincial Labor Market Development Agreement, approved projects must benefit both program participants and their communities.
Highlights from 2021-22 Job Creation Partnerships
In 2021-22, 133 projects were funded to support approximately 505 people under the Job Creation Partnerships program. Below are several examples of projects that enhanced tourism and heritage features in the province.
Student Summer Employment Programs
In 2021-22, 1,594 students were employed in Student Summer Employment Programs.
Student Summer Employment Program High School
Not-for-profit organizations who hire a high school student for four to eight weeks, up to 40 hours per week, during the summer receive a wage subsidy of 100 per cent of the hourly minimum wage rate as well as 15 per cent to cover mandatory employment-related costs.
Student Summer Employment Program Post-Secondary
Private sector employers now receive a wage subsidy reimbursement of 60 per cent of the student’s hourly wage, to a maximum of $13.20 per hour. Employers can hire a post-secondary student for five to 12 weeks, up to 40 hours per week, during the summer. Not-for-profit organizations that hire a post-secondary student receive a wage subsidy of 100 per cent of the hourly minimum wage rate, as well as a reimbursement to cover mandatory employment-related costs.
Examples of Tourism and Hospitality Organizations That Employed Students in 2021-22