Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Feds subsidize youth to work on farms

The federal government is offering up to $14,000 to hire youth to work on farms.

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said she has $3.75 million for the Youth Employment and Skills Program to hire Canadians ages 15 to 30.

She said the program is particularly for youth facing barriers to entering or staying in the workforce. It is for both farming and the agri-business sector.

The government will cover half the costs, up to $14,000, towards hiring youth. 

For not-for-profit organizations, and applicants who hire Indigenous youth or youth facing barriers, the program will provide 80 per cent of total eligible costs, up to $14,000.

I recall in the 1970s that managers in the civil service would hire each other's sons for summer employment. Maybe farmers could copy the snivel servants.