In partnership with Community Futures Treaty Seven (CFT7), Aboriginal Futures offers a Post Secondary Summer Employment Program designed to assist Treaty Status students secure summer employment that will prepare them for their future entry into the labour market.

By providing financial assistance towards the wage of a student, Aboriginal Futures and CFT7 encourage employers to hire secondary and post secondary students for summer employment whom they would not normally hire in the absence of the Post-Secondary Summer Employment Program funding.

The benefit of the program is two-fold:

  • For employers, the program reduces the cost of
    hiring a new employee and can help create new
    or additional jobs
  • For a student, career related work experience is
    obtained and prepares the student for future labour
    market participation

Applicant Eligibility

  • Must be registered as full-time students, as determined by the educational institution, during the 2019-2020 academic year and intend to return to school, on a full-time basis, in the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Students must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Students must not have another full-time summer job
  • Must be Treaty Status and living off of the reserve for a minimum of 4 months
  • No preference may be given to students who are immediate family members of an employer, director or senior officer of the employer

Employer Eligibility

  • The employment created would not be available without Post Secondary Summer Employment Program funding and the employer will not receive another wage subsidy from any other government program for this position
  • The students cannot displace or replace existing employees, volunteers, employees on layoff or on vacation

Additional Information

  • The activities will be designed specifically for secondary or post secondary students
  • The position will provide full-time employment of 30 to 40 hours per week
  • Applications proposing part-time employment for the disabled are also eligible
  • The employment will be 6 to 17 weeks in between May 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020
  • The employment subsidy would not represent unfair competition to existing goods and services
  • The activities must meet the Alberta Employment Standards Act and where applicable the Canada Labour Code
  • Union Concurrence - “Before approving a proposal involving subsidized jobs, Aboriginal Futures Career & Training Centre (AFCTC) must be completely satisfied that no labour/management difficulties will arise. Where collective agreements are in force in the workplace, AFCTC will request a written statement of union consultation and agreement from the employer”

For full program details, make an appointment with a career counsellor.



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