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First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP)

Value

Non-profit sector: up to 100% of the applicable wage. Private sector: up to 50% of the applicable wage. Where a participant with disabilities is hired, all employers are eligible to apply for 100% of the wage. A maximum contribution of $3,000 per participant may be available, on an actual cost basis, for special equipment and facilities to accommodate the student's needs.

Description

The First Nations and Inuit Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) is one of two programs that Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) administers under the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy (FNIYES). The SWEP has the following objectives:

  • To help youth acquire skills by providing wage subsidies for their summer work experience
  • To assist First Nations and Inuit secondary and post-secondary students in preparation for future entry into the labour market by enabling them to obtain employment experience
  • To help students acquire employability skills, to support them in financing and furthering their education and to provide students with career and labour market information and assistance in finding summer or short-term employment

Eligible Applicants

  • First Nations and Inuit communities, governments, and organizations
  • Not-for-profit associations
  • Private sector employers

Eligible Participants:

  • First Nation and Inuit secondary and post-secondary students aged 15 to 30 inclusive
  • Ordinarily resident on reserve or in recognized communities or on community lands
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Registered as full-time students during the preceding academic year and who intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year

Eligible Expenses

  • Participant wages and mandatory employment-related costs
  • Other necessary costs directly related to a work placement
  • Actual cost for special equipment and facilities to accommodate the needs of a disabled individual up to a maximum of $3,000
  • Administration costs that must not exceed 10% of the sub-total amount requested before administration costs

Deadline Date

  February 15, 2021

Contact

Contact Name: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada - Alberta Region

Phone Number: 1-800-567-9604

E-mail Address: aadnc.education-education.aandc@canada.ca

Website: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033610/1533125433575

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