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Career Focus Wage Subsidy Program



What is it? | Which Employers Qualify? | Why Employers like Career Focus | Eligible Career Seekers | Active Jobs | FAQ | Register Now

 

What is it?

This program is a mentorship program for youth (ages 15-30) that will reimburse an employer 50% of the salary paid to a post-secondary graduate who they hire and mentor for full-time employment in high-demand occupations.
 
Are you hiring a full-time employee?
If you answer “yes”, then you could be considered for this program. 
 

Which Employers Qualify?

employers register now!
Employer? Register now and we can reimburse 50% of the salary paid to a post-secondary graduate!
Employers MUST:
  1. Hire any  post-secondary graduate between the ages of 15 and 30; not in receipt of EI benefits; a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or granted refugee status; and, legally entitled to work in Canada. 
  2. Mentor the graduate employee. 
  3. Sign a contract with College of the North Atlantic prescribing ALL of the terms of the program in order to receive reimbursement.
The program moves youth into the labour market by supporting companies with hiring applicants who may meet education requirements for advertised positions but may have limited experience to back it up.


Why Employers like Career Focus:

  1. It costs nothing to participate and requires minimal administration and paperwork.
  2. It can be used to fill multiple vacant positions.
  3. They have access to a pool of highly skilled, eager-to-learn new workers.
  4. They are able to meet their staffing needs with less financial cost.
  5. They can free up resources to grow their business.
  6. They can develop new talent within their companies.

participants register now!
Career Seeker? Register now to expand your connections and give employers another good reason to hire you!

Eligible Career Seekers:

  • Youth between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of intake.
  • Graduate from any post-secondary institution.
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada.
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations.
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
Are you a career-seeking youth?
Register with Career Focus and give employers another good reason to hire you. Career Focus can help you get started with a company you want to work for by providing a 50% subsidy towards your wages to hire and train you.


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Active Jobs
Destination Labrador  -  Administrative Assistant open
    Seeking an energetic and experienced individual interested in joining a dynamic and innovative partnership of Labrador tourism organizations to facilitate strategic tourism destination and business development projects. As the Administrative Assistant you will work with tourism industry operators in Labrador on behalf of this innovative partnership for Destination Labrador Inc (DL), an established Destination Management Orgainzation in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador with a regional focus on tourism development.
    • As a front line worker, present a positive and professional image of the organization to all visitors, suppliers, telephone and electronic enquiries, and other interactions.
    • Administer and manage inbound/outbound regular and electronic mail and coordinate the flow of information internally with the organization Board of Directors/Committees and externally with partner organization.
    • Prepare, edit and proofread correspondence, spreadsheets, presentations, and reports.
    • Assist finance clerk with preparing accounts payable, invoices,bank deposits and manage accounts receivable.
    • Record and assist the corporate Secretary prepare minutes of board and committee meetings.
    • Assist with workshops and stakeholder meetings throughout Labrador, including venue setup and registration.
    • Coordinate and assist the Executive Director in such activities as preparing for pre marketplace appointments, preparing sales reports, managing industry partnerships and projects.
    Qualified individuals should have extensive knowledge of Labrador, its people and its diverse cultures. Applicants with post secondary education in the field of business/administration, with senior level administration experience or an equivalent combination of education, training would be an asset to this postion.

    Wage: $25/hr

    Start Date: Immediately

    Email resume and cover letter to careerfocus@cna.nl.ca
Fogo Island Shop  -  CABINETMAKER HELPER open
    The Fogo Island Shop is seeking a Skilled Cabinetmaking Helper to join its growing team on Fogo Island, based in the newly renovated Society of United Fishermen’s Hall in Barr’d Islands. If you enjoy working with wood, are good with your hands and creative with a keen eye for detail, this could be the perfect position for you. 

    Key Responsibilities:
     
    The Cabinetmaker Helper will assist master cabinetmaker to build and repair custom or production-type furniture and fixtures made of wood.
     
    The Cabinetmaker Helper will assist the Master Cabinetmaker to produce custom-made wood products.
     
    They will learn to:
    • Read and interpret detailed drawings and develop shop drawings.
    • Estimate the amount and type of material needed and the cost.
    • Select the wood.
    • Make layouts and patterns.
    • Set up and operate woodworking equipment.
    • Cut, shape, mold and assemble components of wood.
    • Assemble the products by gluing, clamping, dowelling, nailing and screwing pieces together.
    • Scrape and sand wooden surfaces.
    • Apply finishes such as stain, oil, or paint to completed surfaces.
    • Perform additional duties as per the needs of the Shop.
     
    • Qualifications, Skills, and Personal Attributes: 
    • Woodworking experience
    • Finishing experience an asset
    • Good communication skills
    • Exceptionally attentive to detail.
    • Ability to time manage and multi-task.
    • Knowledgeable about the Fogo Island Shop and other initiatives of the Shorefast Foundation.
    • Commitment to upholding the vision and goals of the Shorefast Foundation.
    • Sensitive to the history and culture of rural Newfoundland. 
    •  
    • About the Organization:
    • Fogo Island Shop is an initiative of Shorefast Foundation, a registered charity that exists to improve the social, cultural, and economic conditions on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. The Shop is a social business which means that all of its profits are reinvested for the benefit of the local community through the Foundation. Fogo Island Shop sells its products through its woodworking shop on Fogo Island, online at fogoislandshop.ca, and through a various retail partnerships across the country.
       
      To Apply:
       
      Submit a cover letter and resume to info@fogoislandshop.ca using the subject line “Cabinetmaker Helper.” Or phone Kingman at 709-658-7013. Deadline for applications is November 17th 2017.
       
       
The Fogo Island Shop  -  Cabinetmaker open
    The Fogo Island Shop is seeking a Skilled Cabinetmaker to join its growing team on Fogo Island, based in the newly renovated Society of United Fishermen’s Hall in Barr’d Islands. If you enjoy working with wood, are good with your hands and creative with a keen eye for detail, this could be the perfect position for you. 
     
    Key Responsibilities:
     
    Building, Repairing, preparing for finish, and finishing high quality, custom furniture and wooden pieces for the Fogo Island Shop.
     
    Specific duties will include (but are not limited to):
    • Setting up and operating a variety of woodworking machines. Using various hand tools to fabricate and repair wooden high-grade furniture and cabinets.
    • Studying blueprints or drawings of articles to be constructed or repaired, and planning the sequence of cutting or shaping operations to be performed.
    • Marking outlines or dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock, according to blueprint or drawing specifications.
    • Matching materials for color, grain, or texture.
    • Setting up and operating woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointer, mortiser, tenoner, molder, and shaper, to cut and shape parts from wood stock.
    • Trimming component parts of joints to ensure snug fit, using hand tools, such as planes, chisels, or wood files.
    • Boring holes for insertion of screws or dowels by hand or using boring machine.
    • Gluing, fitting, and clamping parts and subassemblies together to form complete unit, using clamps or clamping machine.
    • Driving fasteners into joints at designated places to reinforce joints.
    • Sanding and scraping surfaces and joints of articles to prepare articles for finishing.
    • May repair high-grade articles of furniture.
    • May brush or spray assembled articles with protective or decorative materials, such as oil, stain, varnish, or paint. Finishing experience an asset.
    • May install hardware, such as hinges, catches, slides, and drawer pulls.
    • Perform additional duties as per the needs of the Shop.
     
    Qualifications, Skills, and Personal Attributes:
     
    • Woodworking experience
    • Finishing experience an asset
    • Good communication skills
    • Exceptionally attentive to detail.
    • Ability to time manage and multi-task.
    • Knowledgeable about the Fogo Island Shop and other initiatives of the Shorefast Foundation.
    • Commitment to upholding the vision and goals of the Shorefast Foundation.
    • Sensitive to the history and culture of rural Newfoundland.
     
    About the Organization:
     
    Fogo Island Shop is an initiative of Shorefast Foundation, a registered charity that exists to improve the social, cultural, and economic conditions on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. The Shop is a social business which means that all of its profits are reinvested for the benefit of the local community through the Foundation. Fogo Island Shop sells its products through its woodworking shop on Fogo Island, online at fogoislandshop.ca, and through a various retail partnerships across the country.
     
    To Apply:
     
    Submit a cover letter and resume to info@fogoislandshop.ca using the subject line “Cabinetmaker.” Or phone Kingman at 709-658-7013. Deadline for applications is November 17th 2017.
     
     


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Frequently Asked Questions

pointer What is the objective of the Career Focus program?
The program helps facilitate the transition of highly skilled young people to a rapidly evolving labour market. It will connect post-secondary graduates to wage-subsidized careers-related work opportunities in high demand occupations. It will increase the supply of highly qualified people by prompting the benefits of advanced studies.

pointer Who can receive funding under the program?
Eligible applicants include
  • private sector employers
  • organizations (not-for-profit and for-profit)
  • municipal governments
  • Aboriginal organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)
  • provincial and territorial governments, institutions, agencies and Crown Corporations

pointer Are there any costs involved in using the program?
No. There are no costs involved for employers using the services provided through the program. Funded in part by the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy, Career Focus program, this initiative aims to provide wage subsidies to employers to reduce their costs.

pointer How long does the process take?
Staff aim to complete registration within 3-4 business days, but this process may take longer, depending on the circumstances.

pointer Is my organization limited to the number of graduates for which it can receive subsidies?
No. If your organization has multiple vacant positions, the subsidies could be used for hiring multiple graduates.

pointer I hired an employee 2 days ago. Can my organization use the program to subsidize this employee's wages?
No. All application and registration forms must be completed prior to a participant’s employment start date.

pointer How does the wage subsidy work?
Staff work together with employers to determine the funding amount to be designated for each placement. Once the placement’s registration is complete, Career Focus staff will advise your organization about how to submit the participant(s)' paystubs for reimbursement. The program can reimburse up to 50% of participants’ wages for at least 3 months.

pointer Who decides the participant's final wage?
The employer can determine the participant's wages; however, employers must agree to pay prevailing provincial or territorial minimum wage rates applicable to the position.

pointer Who can participate in the program activities being offered by the different organizations?
To participate in Career Focus, youth must be:
  • be between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive);
  • be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations; and
  • not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.



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Register Now

Phone: 709-758-7388
Email: careerfocus@cna.nl.ca
Fax: 709-758-7575

Participants/Career Seekers | Contact us if you are a youth between the ages of 15 and 30 and are looking for full-time employment. Companies you may already be applying to could be eligible to participate.

Employers | Contact us if you have a current full-time job vacancy or anticipate future openings. Applicants you may already be considering could be eligible for the wage subsidy.
 
This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Career Focus Program and delivered by Community Coordinator, College of the North Atlantic
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