Student Summer Skills Incentive

Application Form
Youth Initiatives Labour, Skills and Immigration
  • Average Completion Time 15 Minutes
  • Deadline Date Jan 31, 2023

Program information - Please review guidelines (available on the program website, linked below) as there are changes for summer 2023

The Student Summer Skills Incentive (SKILL) helps not for profit, social enterprise and registered charity organizations provide high-quality summer jobs to post-secondary students.

Eligible employers (see guidelines) can receive wage subsidies for full-time work terms of 8-14 weeks in the summer, paying at least minimum wage. You’ll receive $9.10 per hour ($10.10 if the student is a member of an equity-seeking group) reimbursement for the wages you pay to your student employees.

Your agreement will require you to pay the wage stated in this application, plus 4% vacation pay and all other mandatory employment related costs. You will be asked to sign this agreement once you have provided information about the student you wish to hire.

If you apply for a position using the current minimum wage and it changes between your application date and the start of the work term, Youth Initiatives will update the wage to reflect the new minimum.

How To Apply

You will need a LaMPSS account to apply for this program. If you do not have one, please visit the program webpage to download the registration form.

If you have a LaMPSS account but don't remember your login information, please email lampss@novascotia.ca. If you just need to reset your password, there is a self-service option at https://lampss.gov.ns.ca

* Please make one application for all positions you are requesting within the same county.
* Please make separate applications for each county in which you want students to work.
* Positions must run at least 8 and no more than 14 weeks
* Students must work at least 30 hours per week
* You may not receive funding from any other government employment program for the position(s)

Applications that do not meet these requirements will be returned to you for correction.

SKILL - WIL (Work-Integrated Learning)

Hiring a student whose area of study relates to your job, for example, a Computer Science student to build a website, a Business student to help with marketing, or a History major for museum research, makes the job more valuable for you and your student.

We encourage employers to hire students from Co-op or other Work-Integrated Learning programs, (such as an Internship or Work Placement), as the student will get academic credit for their work with your organization.

Please see the guidelines below for more details.

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