ValueUp to $7,500
The Empowering Futures Program is Canada’s Student Work Placement Program for the electricity industry. Aimed at preparing students for the future of work, the program will create new work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in electricity by providing subsidies of up to $7,500 per student position to the employers who create these new opportunities.
Participants are eligible if they meet the following criteria:
- They are registered as a full-time or part-time student in a post secondary institution.
- They are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person with refugee protection in Canada.
- They are legally able to work in Canada according to the laws and regulations of the province or territory where you live.
Employers are eligible if they meet the following criteria:
- Firms whose primary activity is the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.
- Sector support including renewables, in any of the following areas: R & D, business development, energy efficiency.
- Firms engaged in manufacturing of equipment and the provision of services necessary to generation, transmission or distribution.
- Post-secondary institutions (universities, colleges or polytechnics).
Employment is eligible if it meets the following criteria:
- The wages for this position must not be funded by another federally funded program.
- The company must provide a full or part-time work opportunity for a student in post-secondary education, enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics, arts, or business program.
- The wage subsidy covers the cost of a co-op student’s salary by up to 75% to a maximum of $7,500.
- The company must not recruit and retain friends or family members as participants to the co-op wage subsidy program, or have a sufficient nepotism policy in place.
- The company must reference the participant application form to inform potential participants what their involvement in the co-op wage subsidy program will entail.
- The company must provide proof of co-op placement employment, start date, contract with participant, full wage, and benefits of the participant to EHRC upon request.
- The company must provide information about the placement to Electricity Human Resources Canada as required.
- The company must develop a Formal Learning Plan with the participant, before the start of the placement.
- The company must provide EHRC with monthly financial claims and progress reports
Contact Name: Sarah Jourson, Empowering Futures Project Coordinator
Phone Number: 613.235.5540 ext. 229
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org