Hire a youth this summer through the NL Summer Employment Program for Students!

The Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Employment Program for Students (SEPS) is a wage subsidy program to help you create employment for post-secondary and high school students.

Employers must:

  • Have 20 employees or fewer;
  • Have a Canada Revenue Agency business number;
  • If incorporated, be in good standing with Company and Deeds Online (CADO);
  • Have an office/location in Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Submit activity and financial reports, and a copy of the payroll for the student, within 30 calendar days of the agreement end date. 

Students must:

  • Be entering or returning to post-secondary in the upcoming academic year, or
  • Be currently enrolled in high school level I, II, or III, or moving from Grade 9 to Level I in September 2024.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Apply directly to the employer.
  • Not be an immediate family member of the employer. 

Other information

  • The maximum subsidy is $3,000 per each full-time equivalent approval.
  • Post-secondary students can start work April 29, 2024, at the earliest.
  • High school students can start work June 21, 2024, at the earliest.
  • Employment must end on or before September 2, 2024.

The deadline for applications is February 22, 2024

For more information on the program, the Terms & Conditions, and details on applying please visit the Summer Employment Program for Students (SEPS) website.