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Summer Jobs in Newfoundland

The Job Market for Canadian Students

By: Jessica Segal

The Internet has a wealth of great resources for your summer job search in Newfoundland. Read on for more.

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Newfoundland Student Employment

General Search Tips
The Newfoundland and Labrador government site is a resourceful place to begin your summer job search, as they have several programs for a range of age groups. The Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service Commission allows you to browse their student employment bureau resources, view placement opportunities and listings for public service jobs across the province.

Another opportunity in government is the Student Work and Service Program designed to assist those who plan to attend or return to post-secondary education. Placements range from 5 to 14 weeks and employers receive a wage subsidy for hiring youth.

The Tutoring for Tuition Program serves high school students and parents who request extra tutoring for their child. High achieving high school students tutor other students from all grade levels in this program.

Similarly, the Tutoring Work Experience Program serves students of all ages. High school students who need help are tutored by post-secondary students in their hometown. Tutors will receive payment in the form of voucher and stipend.

The Student Employment Program is another government initiative sponsored by community organizations. The program supports students currently enrolled in Level I, II, III and those who are not immediate family members. The program duration is 3 to 8 weeks at 40 hours per week.

Linkages is a community program for those ages 18 to 30 who meet the eligibility requirements. Youth participate in a client-centred program including career planning workshops and a 26-week job placement.

Jobs in Newfoundland is a job search and posting site dedicated to Newfoundland and Labrador. Check out their listings for youth and students which include entry-level positions.

Another useful and specialized search engine is Only Newfoundland Jobs, a site focused on career resources and current job listings specific to Newfoundland.

LMI Works, short for the Labour Market and Career Information for Newfoundland and Labrador has Career Work Centres for job seekers of all ages across the province. The centres help with resume writing, career planning, and entrepreneurship, and there are centres all across Newfoundland and Labrador. Check their website for a complete listing of locations.

The Rotary Paradise Youth Centre has a Summer Employment Program for Youth Centre Coordinator positions. Check their site for the details.

The Skilled Trades Mentoring Program is an initiative by the Human Resources, Labour and Employment bureau of the government of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is designed for young adults between 18 and 39 to participate in a 2-4 week project doing residential construction. The aim is to learn the ins and outs of the construction trades. All equipment is provided for participants who also receive monetary compensation.

Newfoundland and Labrador's Community Sector Council serves those interested in volunteer opportunities in the province. Check out their annual Volunteer Week for a great way to get involved all over your community.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities
The Community Business Development Corporations' Youth Ventures Program is geared towards 12-29 year-olds and the program offers business counselling, financing and the opportunity for participants to work with local mentors in their area.

The Department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development of Newfoundland and Labrador have a program called the Young Entrepreneurs and Innovators Program. The goal is to enhance entrepreneurship and innovation among youth in the province. Individuals up to 35 can apply. Strategic support activities are incorporated into the program.

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador also has the Small Enterprise Co-op Placement Assistance Program as a co-operative placement for students at Memorial University of Newfoundland and College of the North Atlantic. It exposes students to small business entrepreneurial activities ad provides work-term placement related to their field of study.

The Government of Newfoundland offers an internship called the Faculty of Education Post-Internship Work Experience Program for Rural Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a 4-week placement at a rural and remote school in order to build students classroom skills and post-grad employability.

The Partnership for Academic Career Education and Employment Program is similar to an internship because it is a full-time, 8 week placement on campus at the Memorial University of Newfoundland or College of the North Atlantic. The goal is to develop workplace skills and build your resume.

The Rural Practice Work Experience Program for Medical Student hires medical students at Memorial University of Newfoundland for summer employment administered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Health Boards Association.

Serving Jobs
The Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation administers a social responsibility alcohol training program called SMAART which teaches when to deny sale or service of alcohol as well as ways to deal with specific situations when selling or serving alcohol. SMAART training is typically required for most serving jobs including alcohol.

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