Student Employment Placement

Assessment Time Frame: Maximum four (4) weeks.


  • To assist eligible students to prepare for future entry into labour market
  • Program focuses on providing work experience and developmental learning for in-school youth through the provision of a wage subsidy to employers


Eligible Employers:

  • Aboriginal Bands/Tribal Councils
  • Not-for-profit employers; (less than 100 employees)
  • For-profit employers; (less than 100 employees)

Eligible Participants:

  • Must be First Nations/Inuit, status/non-status, reside on or off reserve, within SASET catchment area
  • Should be minimal 15 years of age and returning to school
  • Secondary and post-secondary students must be registered full-time students during previous academic year and intend to return to full-time studies in the following academic year
  • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of the program
  • All service Canada Personal Information Forms (PIFS) and Client Consent Forms (CC’s) must be submitted prior to commencement of program


Activities, Duration, & Cost

Activities: Work experience and developmental learning activities


  • Negotiable
  • 8 weeks maximum for secondary students
  • 13 weeks maximum for post-secondary students

Eligible Costs: the following are eligible costs, subject to negotiations

  • Minimum Wage for secondary stuudents, (employers can top up wages at their discretion)
  • Minimum Wage plus $2.00 for Post-Secondary Students
  • Mandatory employment related costs (MERCs): Canada Pension (CPP), Employment Insurance (EI), Worker’s Compensation Board Rate (WCB), and holiday pay
  • Safety gear if required for employment
  • Safety Certificate training where required

Approval and Application Process:

Approval Process:

  • Program Officer reviews proposal content and poses assessment questions to sponsor
  • Projects under $40,000 are reviewed and approved internally at SASET
  • Projects $40,000 and over are reviewed internally and then approved by SASET Advisory Committee at their next convened meeting

Application Process:

* It takes a minimum of four (4) weeks to assess a proposal
* The following documents are required:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Completed and signed Student Employment Placement (SEP) application
  3. Band Council Resolution (BCR) or board motion decision sheet
  4. Job title(s) and job description(s) for participant(s)
  5. Name of supervisor(s)
  6. Detailed training plan (include dates, time frames, number of hours, activities and objectives)
  7. Specify or outline Sponsor/Partner contributions