Support for Food and Beverage Operations
$7,000 to Hire Interns for September – December 2023
The Student Work Placement Program offered by Food Processing Skills Canada advertises grant funding of 70% up to $7,000 towards hiring a college or university student currently enrolled in first year studies and/or identified as being identified as being one or more of the following unrepresented groups.
- Women in STEM: refers to a woman registered and studying in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
- Indigenous People: refers to people who reported identifying with at least one Aboriginal group, that is, First Nations, Métis, or Inuit, and/or those who reported being a Treaty Indian or a Registered Indian as defined by the Indian Act of Canada, and/or those who reported they were members of an Indian band or First Nation.
- Persons with disabilities: refers to an individual who has a difficulty or impairment due to a long-term condition or health problem and/or experiences a limitation in their daily activities.
- Newcomer: refers to immigrants who immigrated to Canada within the last five years. Visible Minorities: refers to persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.
Employment must be a minimum of 10 hours per week for 4 to 16 weeks. Applicants should be part of Canada’s food and beverage sector and offering sector-related employment and training.
In supporting student placements Food Processing Skills Canada runs several free training programs to employers and employees valued at $4,000. The organization also provides free job postings.
Applications are now open for September-December placements.
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