Career Focus is a program that provides funding for employers and organizations to create career-related work experiences for post-secondary graduates.
Eligible funding applicants include:
- Businesses and organizations (including not-for-profit);
- Public health and educational institutions, municipal governments.
The maximum cost per participant is $20,000 per project.
Costs such as:
- Income support to participants (wages) based on the prevailing wage rate;
- Overhead costs including wages and MERCs for staff, licenses, permits, fees for professional services, bank charges, utilities, etc.;
- Support to participants which may include all or a portion of the incremental costs of participation;
- The costs associated with the workers’ compensation.
To participate in Career Focus, youth must be:
- Between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of intake/selection;
- Post-secondary graduates and out of school;
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada;
- Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations; and
- Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.