Youth and Student Wage Subsidies

The Summer Works Program (Students) 

Delivered in partnership with College of the Rockies, Summer Works was created to support the success of small enterprise in the Basin, as well as provide summer jobs for students in the region.

2013 benefits include:
-A wage subsidy to Basin small businesses to provide summer employment for high school and post-secondary students for the summer of 2013
-A training subsidy for employers to increase the skill sets of summer student employees.
Who Can Apply:
Small businesses located in the Basin.
How to Apply:
2013 documents are online @
Deadline For Applications: CLOSED: The 2013 program has been fully subscribed.

College of the Rockies-Cranbrook
1.250.489.2751 ext. 3644
1.877.489.2687 ext. 3644

Canada Summer Jobs (Students)

The application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2013 is now closed. The deadline for applications was February 28, 2013; applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be assessed.

Applications are now being assessed and employers will be notified of the decision regarding their application in May 2013.

Call 1-800-935-5555

To be eligible to participate in the Canada Summer Jobs initiative, individuals must:
-Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
-have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
- Be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred
- Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
 Wage Subsidy Rates:
-Not-for-profit employers are eligible for up to 100% of the provincial/territorial adult minimum hourly wage.
-Public and  private-sector employers are eligible for up to 50% of the provincial/territorial adult minimum hourly wage