SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

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EMPLOYER WAGE SUBSIDIES - Please contact an Employment Assistance Services (EAS) site to apply for individual wage subsidies.

 

OBJECTIVES:
• To help individuals obtain work and on-the-job experience
• To encourage hiring of the unemployed for employers who may not hire in the absence of a subsidy

PRIORITY CLIENTS:
• All urban Aboriginals who demonstrate a desire to maintain long-term employment and willingness to learn new skills on-the-job

TYPE OF ASSISTANCE:
• Contribution of up to 50% of employee’s wages paid directly to a for-profit employer, or up to 100% of employee’s wages paid directly to a not-for-profit employer, to a maximum of $9.00 per hour.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE:
• Transportation allowance; special cost for the disabled; additional subsidy (in exceptional circumstances) for clients who face severe employment barriers. Training supplies and work equipment may be supplied if equipment is for work

DURATION:
• Up to six (6) months (except under exceptional circumstances)


SELF-EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION PROGRAM

 

OBJECTIVES:
• To help the unemployed become self-employed or start their own businesses
• To provide assistance to the community capacity building process

PRIORITY CLIENTS:
• Clients with a well-defined business idea who (based on an assessment) have the apparent capacity to succeed as an entrepreneur; open to all urban Aboriginals. Youths, women and displaced workers are strongly encouraged to apply.

TYPE OF ASSISTANCE:
• Income assistance and support for workshops/training in a recognized self-employment program.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE:
• Transportation allowance; special cost for the disabled

DURATION:
• Up to one (1) year; (except under exceptional circumstances)



SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

 

OBJECTIVES:
• To assist the unemployed and underemployed in obtaining skills and education to help them obtain employment
• To improve employability through industry standard skill enhancement to facilitate the successful integration into appropriate employment for urban Aboriginal clients

PRIORITY CLIENTS:
• Aboriginal youth (ages 15 – 30), Aboriginal women and urban Aboriginal clients who have been unemployed or underemployed for a long period of time and need additional training to re-enter the work force or to enhance their employability skills

TYPE OF ASSISTANCE:
• Training costs including tuition or instructional costs, textbooks, training supplies and income support

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE:
• Transportation allowance; special cost for the disabled

DURATION:
• Up to two (2) year for industry recognized accredited programming and clients must re-apply each year of their program

 



RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROGRAM

 

OBJECTIVES:
• To support research and innovative projects which help an individual prepare for, return to, or keep present employment

PRIORITY CLIENTS:
• Clients who have a high chance for employment with the assistance of this program; clients who may lose their jobs or have little or no opportunity for advancement without assistance from this program (the under-employed)
• Community groups/organizations who present innovative projects which will have a high potential to create employment or increase employment capacity in the local community

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE:
• Special cost for the disabled

DURATION:
• Based on the nature of ACCESS; may be anywhere from a two (2) day skills upgrading workshop to a one (1) year project-based program

 


LABOUR MARKET PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

 

OBJECTIVES:
• To provide unemployed individuals with employment opportunities through which they are able to gain work experience and improve their employment prospects and where there is an identified skills shortage or labour market need
• To develop and/or explore new employment (including non-traditional employment) opportunities and initiatives
• To create sustainable employment through the development and implementation of projects that benefit the local community
• To provide opportunities for individuals to learn and develop supervisory and management skills
• To encourage community partnerships among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses, organizations, municipalities, and educational institutions
• Open to all urban Aboriginal individuals, groups and companies; a Labour Market Partnership Program Plan must be presented prior to approval for assistance


PRIORITY CLIENTS:
• Aboriginal youth (ages 15 – 30), Aboriginal women and urban Aboriginal clients who have been unemployed or underemployed for a long period of time and need additional training to re-enter the work force or to enhance their employability skills

TYPE OF ASSISTANCE:
• Training costs including tuition or instructional costs, textbooks, training supplies and income support

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE:
• Special cost for the disabled

DURATION:
• Up to six (6) months depending upon level of skills enhancement provided



SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
     -     Download Application Here - Download 2011 Guidelines Here

Basic funding for wages and benefits is available to Aboriginal non-profit organizations and companies in Metro Vancouver to hire student(s) for the summer months for up to four months.  Sponsors should be in operation for at least one year, have the capacity to enter contracts, have sound administrative and financial practices in place and who can hire and supervise the position during the duration of the contract.

For more information on providing a summer employment program:
Employers should provide students with meaningful work experiences at either an entry or more advanced level that is consistent with the student’s personal career goal area or field of study. Employers are responsible for job posting, interviewing and selecting their own participants for employment. All selected participants have to fill in a Participant Information Form, which will be mailed to your organization if you are approved for funding.
Please mail these immediately to ACCESS Program Officer, Elaine Clare at 108-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2 or fax to 604 913-7938 ext 29.

OBJECTIVES:
• To assist Aboriginal students obtain employment through meaningful and industry-based training programs that include internship opportunities


PRIORITY CLIENTS:
• Urban Aboriginal people, particularly, but not limited to, disadvantaged people and those with multiple barriers who have limited opportunities for employment

TYPE OF ASSISTANCE:
• Basic training allowances for tuition, texts, registration frees, training supplies paid directly to institution; transportation allowance; basic living allowance
• Wage subsidies for employers up to $9.00 per hour for post secondary students and $8 per hour for secondary students
• Financial and counselling assistance with preparation/training for pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE:
• For disabled clients if required

DURATION:
• Up to 18 weeks

 



COMMUNITY SERVICE YOUTH PROGRAM

 

OBJECTIVES:
• To assist youth aged 15 – 30 years to obtain employment by gaining valuable on-the-job training and experience, while providing a service to the local community
• To enhance skills that demonstrate transferability to identified labour market demand


PRIORITY CLIENTS:
• Urban Aboriginal youth, in particular, those youth experiencing more barriers to employment


TYPE OF ASSISTANCE:
• Funding for sponsoring organizations
• Wage subsidies to $8.00 per hour or at current British Columbia minimum wage
• Financial and counselling assistance with preparation/training for pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE:
• For disabled clients and single parents (e.g. day care)
• Counselling for alcohol, drug and other abuses
• Networking with community resources

DURATION:
• Up to six (6) months (depending upon level of skills enhancement provided)

 

 

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