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Temporary outdoor work program announced for BC

BC has launched a back to work program targeted at the age demographic most affected by COVID-19 layoffs.

The “Community Workforce Response Grant” will offer BC residents aged 15-29 the chance to land a job working outdoors.

With almost 25% of youth currently unemployed in BC, communities across the province can apply for a community-service project of their choosing such as trail building or beach clean-up and hire local youth for the project.

The idea is that these young participants benefit by applying the work-related skills and experience they gain toward their education, employment, or future careers.

Applicants can receive grants of up to $10,000 per youth for projects running up to 16 weeks. The youth then receive a training stipend of up to $2,000 per four-week period (to a maximum of $8,000) for work between June and October 31.

Participants can also receive wraparound supports like bus passes, child are, work boots and personal protective equipment for the work

To learn more about applying for the project, click here.



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