CPRA GREEN JOBS INITIATIVE

FUNDING

CPRA will administer wage subsidies (up to 50%) to create 700 green jobs for youth in 2021. The maximum wage subsidy offered through this program is $5,712.00 for each youth.

While employers are welcome to set their own wages, the CPRA contribution must be matched by the employer. Matching funds cannot be from another federal government funding program.

Work terms can be variable, lasting a minimum of four weeks, and a maximum of sixteen weeks in duration. Full time, part time or casual hours are eligible.

CPRA reserves the right to fund fewer jobs than the number requested based on budget constraints and quality of applications received.

ALLOWABLE COSTS

The following expenditures are eligible for funding and included in the wage subsidy amount:

    • Salary support
    • Mandatory Employment Related Costs (MERCs)

Employers are required by law to pay the MERCs for their employees. These costs include Employment Insurance premiums, Canada or Quebec Pension Plan contributions, vacation pay, Workers’ Compensation premiums or equivalent liability insurance (if applicable), health insurance and parental insurance premiums in Quebec and Ontario, the Health and Post-Secondary Education Tax in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Health and Education Levy in Manitoba.

Additional support may be available on a case-by-case basis for disability support, dependent support (ex. childcare), and transportation accommodations (more than 150km from residence to job location).

DURATION

Work terms can be variable, lasting a minimum of four weeks, and a maximum of 16 weeks in duration. Full time, part-time or casual hours are eligible. Work terms must begin on or after April 1, 2021.