2020 Jobs for Youth Program (Employer Extension to April 30)

The Jobs for Youth Program, delivered by the Employment Development Agency, offers wage support for employers to create employment opportunities for PEI students.

The Employment Development Agency is committed to modernizing the delivery of the funding programs offered by the Agency and excited to announce some changes to the Jobs for Youth Program for the upcoming program year.

What is changing in 2020?

The 2020 Jobs for Youth Program changes include:

Is my organization eligible for funding?

Non-profit organizations, municipalities, private businesses and some public sector organizations are eligible to apply for funding.

What positions are eligible for funding?

Any type of legal work activity can be assigned to the position except domestic work or activities which contribute to the enhancement of personal property not used solely for business purposes.

Who can I hire for a Jobs for Youth position?

Youth hired through the Jobs for Youth program must meet the following criteria:

When is the deadline for applications?

Employers must submit their applications on or before April 30th.

What do I need to apply to the Jobs for Youth Program?

You will need to provide detailed information about your organization including:

You will also need to provide a clear description of the employment opportunity including required skill, wage rate and employment start and end dates.

You can apply via the online form below, or you can complete the PDF version of the form.

How long will it take to complete the online application?

The online form will take between 30-45 minutes to complete, depending on how much information you enter. You should have all supporting documents ready to upload.

You must complete the online application process in one sitting. You cannot save the form but you can request a copy of the information you submit.

For further details visit Government of Prince Edward Island


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