Youth Employment Fund Employer seeking youth workers

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Looking to hire and mentor New Brunswick youth?

(Application Form Below)

The Youth Employment Fund (YEF) provides funding to create an entry point to long-term employment for unemployed individuals between 18 and 29 years of age who require a work experience opportunity as identified through their employment action plan. The program provides a job placement for twenty-six weeks with a New Brunswick employer.


  • Provide youth with an experiential learning opportunity.
  • Help youth develop and build transferable skills and/or find employment in their field of interest.
  • Provide a wage subsidy to employers to help them provide quality employment to youth.
  • Enable participants to gain work experience and develop skills through basic workplace training, mentoring and coaching from the employer.
  • Provide youth with the opportunity to network with others in their field of interest.


  • Jobs must be with First Nations communities, municipalities, non-for-profit organizations, provincial government departments/agencies or the private sector.
  • Priority is given to private sector businesses (based on the individual’s needs). It is also based on the employer’s intent to retain the youth (after the placement period).
  • Employers must be located in New Brunswick.
  • Employers have demonstrated commitment and positive experience in previous placements (if applicable).


  • The job placement will be for 30 hours per week for 26 weeks, consecutively (i.e. 6 months).
  • Employers must provide a valuable work experience for youth (i.e. orientation, coaching and mentoring).
  • The job placement may include up to 8 weeks (2 months) of training.
  • The job placement must meet the individual’s needs as per their employment action plan.
  • The job placement cannot displace permanent employees on layoff, vacation, parental or sick leave.

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Please submit your information and a staff member from your local Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour office will contact you to assist with the application process and determine your eligibility.

1 - Language
2 - Entity
3 - Contact
4 - Business Number
All employees must have this payroll number. For information on how to apply for it, please call Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-5525.
5 - Business Year
6 - Prior Funding
7 - Indicate the total number of employees for each category below at time of application:
44 or more weeks per year and 30 or more hours per week.
44 or more weeks per year and from 15 hours to less than 30 hours per week.
43 weeks or less per year and 30 hours or more per week.
43 weeks or less per year and from 15 hours to less than 30 hours per week.
8 - Placement Opportunities: List all placement opportunities in order of priority.
9 - Employer Agreement