Funding for Student Placements in the Mining Sector – April 11, 2018

Funding for Student Placements in the Mining Sector

April 11, 2018

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to inform local companies that the Department of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour has announced that it will provide $7.8 million over the next four years to the Mining Industry Human Resources Council for their Gearing Up: Developing Mining Talent Through Work-Integrated Learning project.

“This project will help 850 students throughout Canada in the STEM and business fields to develop important skills and gain valuable workplace experience,” stated MP Eglinski.

Interested companies can apply to the Mining Industry Human Resources Council, which is a not-for-profit organization that works with stakeholders to identify and address the human resources and labour market challenges facing the Canadian minerals and metals sector.

Applicants must be Canadian-owned small, medium or large companies involved in the mining or mineral exploration sector. Not-for profits and educational institutions can also apply.

Eligible employers will receive up to 70% of an intern’s salary (up to $7,000) for new WIL placements involving under-represented groups (women, immigrants, people with disabilities and first year students). Other placements are eligible to receive 50% of an intern’s salary (up to $5,000).

There is currently no established deadline.

“This is a program that many companies in Yellowhead can take advantage of. I encourage all those who are eligible to fill out an application and invest in a student,” concluded MP Eglinski.

For more information and an application, visit: www.mihr.ca/careers/wage-subsidy-programs/gearing-up

 

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