Get a contribution to develop projects that helps First Nations and Inuit youth acquire essential employment skills and learn about job and career options.
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The First Nations and Inuit Skills Link Program is one of 2 programs under the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy.
This program supports activities that assist youth in acquiring the essential skills that will help them gain employment, function well in the workplace and learn about job and career options.
Activities may include career promotion, science and technology activities, co-operative education placements and internships and mentored work placements.
- promotes the benefits and importance of education to youth participation in the labour market
- supports the development and improvement of essential employability skills, such as communication, problem-solving and working with others
- introduces youth to a variety of career options
- helps youth gain skills by providing wage subsidies for mentored work experience or for mentored school-based work and study opportunities
Funding is provided to eligible First Nations and Inuit communities, governments and organizations, as well as not-for-profit associations, schools and employers who then provide activities for First Nations and Inuit youth.