Career Focus Wage Subsidy Program



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What is it?

This program is a mentorship program for youth (ages 15-30) that will reimburse an employer 50% of the salary paid to a post-secondary graduate who they hire and mentor for full-time employment in high-demand occupations.  The maximum allowable reimbursement is $20,000 for a period of 3 to 9 months.
 
Are you hiring a full-time employee?
If you answer “yes”, then you could be considered for this program. 
 

Which Employers Qualify?

employers register now!
Employer? Register now and we can reimburse 50% of the salary paid to a post-secondary graduate!
Employers MUST:
  1. Be hiring a full-time position by October 1, 2017. 
  2. Hire any  post-secondary graduate between the ages of 15 and 30; not in receipt of EI benefits; a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or granted refugee status; and, legally entitled to work in Canada. 
  3. Mentor the graduate employee. 
  4. Sign a contract with College of the North Atlantic prescribing ALL of the terms of the program in order to receive reimbursement.
The program moves youth into the labour market by supporting companies with hiring applicants who may meet education requirements for advertised positions but may have limited experience to back it up.


Why Employers like Career Focus:

  1. It costs nothing to participate and requires minimal administration and paperwork.
  2. It can be used to fill multiple vacant positions.
  3. They have access to a pool of highly skilled, eager-to-learn new workers.
  4. They are able to meet their staffing needs with less financial cost.
  5. They can free up resources to grow their business.
  6. They can develop new talent within their companies.

participants register now!
Career Seeker? Register now to expand your connections and give employers another good reason to hire you!

Eligible Career Seekers:

  • Youth between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of intake.
  • Graduate from any post-secondary institution.
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada.
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations.
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
Are you a career seeking youth?
Register with Career Focus and give employers another good reason to hire you. Career Focus can help you get started with a company you want to work for by providing up to $20,000 towards your wages to hire and train you.


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Active Jobs
Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador  -  Receptionist/Administrative Assistant open
    Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
    To provide reception, clerical and administrative support to Easter Seals
    Reporting to Office Manager
     
    REQUIREMENTS:
    Understanding of and experience with:
    • Clerical support
    • Customer service
    Skills:
    • Computer: Microsoft Office Suite; database entry
    • Organizational: ability to manage/prioritize multiple requests and activities
    • Communications: clear and precise oral and written language use
    Attributes:
    • Organized and detail-attentive
    • Co-operative and diplomatic
    • Ability to work both under direction and independently; and to work within a team
    • Ability to exercise good judgment, show initiative and be proactive
    • High standards of ethics and confidentiality to handle sensitive information
    Background:
    • Diploma or certification in Business/Office Administration; equivalent combination of education and experience 
    ASSETS:
    • Experience within the Non-Profit Sector
    • Experience with revenue development 
    ACCOUNTABILITIES:
    • Reception: answering ESNL main line, taking client/public enquiries, directing calls, taking and passing on messages; greeting clients and visitors, determining their needs, directing to appropriate staff member; coordination of room rental bookings
    • Records Management: filing as directed; preparation of tax receipts as per CRA guidelines
    • Financial Responsibilities: Collecting and tracking payments from clients, third party sources, customers and donors; maintaining and reconciling of petty cash fund
    • Correspondence: receiving, recording and directing incoming correspondence
    • General office Duties: maintaining and replenishing office and cleaning supplies
    • Other duties, as required 
    Must complete criminal record and venerable sector check prior to commencing employment
     
    To apply send resume to careerfocus@cna.nl.ca
     
Engravable Designs Inc.  -  CNC Machine Operator/Sign Technician open

    Job Title: CNC Machine Operator / Sign Technician

    Leaman & Co. provides creative signs, design, and manufacturing services to all industries. The majority of our jobs come from the signage sector, whether servicing other sign shops or directly to the end customer. We engrave tags and parts for all of the offshore companies. We also cut and mill parts for various deep sea technology companies. Every day is a different project so the successful candidate will be exposed to almost every industry in Newfoundland.

    Job Type: Full-time, 36 week contract with possibility of becoming a permanent position

    Salary: $12.00/hour

    Responsibilities:

    - Operate ShopBot CNC which will include all relevant design and fixturing required

    - Operate light machinery and tools

    - Check and sign off works on job sheet

    - Load and unload company vehicles

    - Attend site to install various sign systems in a timely and efficient manner

    - Fabrication and assembly of signs of a variety of materials using fabrication equipment and

    other handheld tools

    - Installation & servicing of signs

    - Follow all safety procedures and policies to maintain a healthy & safe work environment

    - Organize & clean debris from work space after use

    - Occasionally assist with vinyl graphics lamination, cutting and application

    - Load materials on/into printer and/or laminator, which may require some heavy lifting

    Qualifications:

    - Ability to lift up to 60 lbs

    - Ability to work at heights

    - Experience with CNC machine

    - Good documentation and organizational skills

    - Time management skills & attention to detail

    - Able to follow strict and pressing deadlines while maintaining quality and precision of the task

    being completed

    - High school diploma or GED required; advanced education diploma preferred

    Send Application to:
    greg@leaman.co

Enviromed Detection Services  -  Technical Sales Specialist open
    Technical Sales Specialist required to perform some or all of the following duties, including, but not limited to:


    Receive (by telephone, fax or email) requests for quotations, orders, and lead times from customers. Make quotations on standard items, write orders, and relay pertinent order information to customers. Coordinate with other departments in handling purchase orders and providing service to customers. 
     
    • Receive telephone requests for price quotations, purchase orders, order changes, adjustments, and cancellations directly from domestic customers, original equipment manufacturers, and distributors.
    • Achieve and maintain rapport with customers and work to give them the best possible service.
    • Use a computer database to retrieve customer information, check stock status, the status of purchase orders, and to make changes on customer purchase orders. Ensure that correct codes are used for retrieving and inputting information.
    • Work closely with the outside sales representatives, placing orders for them and sending out quotations when requested.
    • Make price quotation immediately by phone on price book items. Prepare forms for price quotations on items for preparation of quotations.
    • Check with credit department concerning credit status of customer
    • Contact distributors or check computer printouts sent to us by customers to locate requested items in order to meet customer's delivery requirements. Relay this information to customer.
    • Promote sales to existing clients
    • Identify and solicit potential clients
    • Develop reports and proposals as part of sales presentation to illustrate benefits from use of goods or service
    • Consult with clients after sale to resolve problems and to provide ongoing support
    • Other duties as directed by manage
    • Provide input into product design where goods or services must be tailored to suit client's needs
     
    Years of Experience Needed: Training Provided  
    Graduate from Recognized College with Chemical Process Engineering/ Gas Detection
    Computer Proficiency in: Microsoft Office Suite
     
    To apply email resume to careerfocus@cna.nl.ca

     
Mokami Staus of Women Council  -  Job Skills Trainer open
    Job Skills Trainer at Thrifty Fashions– MOKAMI STATUS OF WOMEN COUNCIL
     
    Typical Duties
     
    • Teach basic work-based skills to community members in a manner that is encouraging and culturally appropriate
    • Provide individual on the job work experience for women in transition
    • Provide job coaching through our social enterprise (Thrifty Fashions)
    • Help develop group empowerment workshops (develop/deliver and evaluate)
    • Daily operations of the store opening and closing, receiving and displaying donations, packaging and shipping of clothing to the coast
    • Processing payments through cash and debit transactions; balancing cash/floats
     
    Qualifications
     
    • Must have a College Diploma or University Degree, be between 19-30 years old, and legally entitled to work in Canada
    • Ability to thrive in a flexible, fast-paced and growth-oriented environment, while maintaining a positive, solution-oriented approach
    • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule with availability to work weekends and/or evenings, as needed
    • Excellent understanding of confidentiality and ethical workplace conduct
     
    Hours of Work
     
    • Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm – Hours may change based on store operating hours
    • 35 hours per week at $18.00 an hour
    • Position is for 36 weeks with the potential of a permanent position
     
    Closing Date:  4 pm – 27th January 2017
     
    Resumes and questions regarding the position may be sent to the attention of Thrifty Fashions Manager via:  Email – thriftya@mokamiwomen.ca
     
    Resumes may also be dropped off at Thrifty Fashions, 43 Grenfell Street between the hours of 10 am-5 pm Tuesday-Saturday
     
    We thank all in advance for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted
     
    All staff positions at the Women’s Centre are employed by the Mokami Status of Women Council.  We are rooted in a feminist perspective and practice will be guided by feminist theory and principles. The Job Skills Trainer position is a full-time term position reporting directly to Thrifty Fashions Manager.  Training is provided and further training opportunities will be available throughout the term.
     
     

     
     
Noseworthy Chapman Chartered Professional Accountants  -  Income Tax Preparer/Consumer Insolvency Administrator open
    INCOME TAX PREPARER/INSOLVENCY ADMINISTRATOR NEEDED
    Job Location: St. John’s
    Noseworthy Chapman has an exciting full time opportunity for an Income Tax Preparer/Consumer Insolvency Administrator who enjoys providing excellent client service. 
    Key areas of responsibility for this position will include, but not be limited to:
    • Preparation of clients’ personal income tax returns
    • Communication with bankrupts, debtors and creditors, in writing, by telephone, and in face-to-face meetings
    • Completion of initial application documents
    • Reporting  of statistics on a monthly basis
    • Updating and maintenance of electronic and paper files
    • Follow up on client/creditor requests and late payments
    • Other administrative duties such as data entry, general correspondence, photocopying and filing
    The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:
    • Knowledge in the preparation of T1 personal income tax returns
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, particularly in Word and Excel
    • Completion of a business or office administration program or equivalent experience
    • Dedicated team player with a strong work ethic
    • Quick learner, with initiative and positive attitude
    • Professional demeanor with very strong communication and organization skills
    • Comfortable dealing with clients and creditors, both on the phone and in person
    • Ability to meet the bonding criteria as required by our insurers
    • Previous experience in income tax preparation, banking, credit counseling, insolvency or other professional environments will be considered assets
    Noseworthy Chapman provides a positive, enjoyable and dynamic workplace with opportunities for career advancement.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  To apply for this position, please apply in confidence by November  21, 2016 to:
    Attention: Peggy Lewis
    careerfocus@cna.nl.ca
     
    Noseworthy Chapman Chartered Professional Accountants and its associate firm, Janes & Noseworthy Limited, combine to offer a full range of professional financial services including accounting, assurance, taxation, investigative & forensic accounting, management consulting and insolvency related services through its more than 60 partners, principals and staff.
     
Noseworthy Chapman Chartered Professional Accountants  -  ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT open
    Position Description - Administrative Assistant

    Duties and Responsibilites:

    RECEPTION:  (25%)
    • Provide reception relief for lunch periods, vacation and other leave days.  Duties to include:
      • Greet clients and other visitors; direct them to appropriate individual(s)
      • Answer switchboard and direct calls as required
      • Book appointments where applicable
      • Arrange courier pickups as necessary
      • Open and distribute mail; process outgoing mail
      • Clear and distribute fax mail
      • Accept payments
      • Word processing as necessary

    CASEWARE TIME: (10%)
    • Input month-end time stat data
    • Prepare weekly productivity report
    • Assist with XCM reporting

    CASEWARE WORKING PAPERS, TAXPREP, etc:  (25%)
    • Transmit/E-file tax files and monitor and report any issues with e-filings
    • Perform file lock-downs and roll forwards

    ADMINISTRATIVE, MARKETING and PROMOTION: (40%)
    • Word processing - letters, documents and reports
    • Prepare PowerPoint Presentations, Proposals and Tender Documents
    • Prepare NC.JNL quarterly newsletter
    • Mail outs such as Tax booklets & updates, Christmas cards, etc.
    • Maintain stationary and office supplies inventory and replenish as needed.
    • Arrange meeting lunches and busy season evening meals
    • Assist in the planning and execution of the Firms; marketing and promotional intitatives and events; books venues, tickets, etc. Order and maintain inventory of promotional items
    • Assist partners with travel arrangements when requested
    • Filing
    • Other duties as assigned...

    Please email your resume to careerfocus@cna.nl.ca

    Noseworthy Chapman Chartered Professional Accountants and its associate firm, Janes & Noseworthy Limited, combine to offer a full range of professional financial services including accounting, assurance, taxation, investigative & forensic accounting, management consulting and insolvency related services through its more than 60 partners, principals and staff.
Strawberry Hill Inn and Chalets  -  Kitchen Manager - Chef open
    KITCHEN MANAGER (HEAD CHEF) In this job you will need great leadership skills. You will need to work quickly and calmly when under pressure. You will also need to control a budget. If you are interested in food and can lead a team in an organized manner, this job could be perfect for you.

    As a head chef your duties would include”
    • Planning menus
    • Making sure food is of the right quality and price and is produced on time
    • Managing stocks of food
    • Ordering food from suppliers
    • Controlling a budget and keeping accurate records • Managing health and hygiene procedures
    • Organizing the staff duty rotation
    • Recruiting, training, and developing staff You would organise and oversee the work of the kitchen staff, decide which tasks need to be done and share these among the team.

    You would also be involved in a great deal of the preparation and cooking of food. You would typically work shifts, involving early mornings and late nights, including weekends and public holidays. For part of the day you may work at a desk away from the kitchen creating menu ideas with the restaurant manager and placing orders with food suppliers.

    Please email your resume to careerfocus@cna.nl.ca
Thrifty Fashions  -  Assistant Manager open
     
    THRIFTY FASHIONS ASSISTANT MANAGER– MOKAMI STATUS OF WOMEN COUNCIL
     
    All staff positions at the Women’s Centre are employed by the Mokami Status of Women Council.  We are rooted in a feminist perspective and practice will be guided by feminist theory and principles. The Assistant Manager position is a full-time term position reporting directly to Thrifty Fashions Manager.  Training is provided and further training opportunities will be available throughout the term.
     
    Typical Duties
     
    • Daily operations of the store opening and closing, receiving and displaying donations, packaging and shipping of clothing to the coast
    • Processing payments through cash and debit transactions; balancing cash/floats
    • Assisting Thrifty Fashions Manager with the development and implantation of a Job Skills Program
    • Teach basic work-based skills to community members in a manner that is encouraging and culturally appropriate
     
    Desired Qualifications
     
    • College Diploma or Bachelor Degree in related social sciences, or other related field of study
    • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
    • Cooperative, friendly, and helpful attitude with clients and co-workers. 
    • Ability to work closely with other employees to ensure positive, constructive environment
    • Ability to thrive in a flexible, fast-paced and growth-oriented environment, while maintaining a positive, solution-oriented approach
    • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule with availability to work weekends and/or evenings, as needed
    • Experience working with women in advocacy, education, and support roles
    • Knowledge and understanding of feminist principles
    • Excellent understanding of confidentiality and ethical workplace conduct
    • Previous experience working in a retail establishment
    • Legally entitled to work in Canada
     
    Hours of Work
     
    • Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm – Hours may change based on store operating hours
    • 35 hours per week at $18.00 an hour
    • Position is from October 10th, 2016-June 19th, 2017 with the potential of a permanent position
     
    Closing Date
     
    4pm October 3rd, 2016
     
    Resumes and questions regarding the position may be sent to the attention of Thrifty Fashions Manager via:  Email – thriftya@mokamiwomen.ca
     
    Resumes may also be dropped off at Thrifty Fashions, 43 Grenfell Street between the hours of 10am-4pm
     
    We thank all in advance for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

     
     
Tim Hortons  -  Floor Manager open


    The Tim Hortons Floor Manager position is operational in nature and involves the management of team member activities on shift to ensure that standards around people, product, cleanliness, and Exceptional Guest Experience are fulfilled.
    People Management
    • Leads by example and demonstrates the importance of treating every team member and guest with respect
    • Assists the Restaurant Manager in recruitment and retention strategies
    • Reacts immediately to issues requiring attention during the shift
    • Provides ongoing, specific direction to team members
    • Encourages an exciting and  fun work environment while motivating team members to meet goals
    • Trains, orientates and monitors new team members, using PTS and feedback binder
    • Reports to Restaurant Owner, General Manager, Manager and/or Assistant Manager on team member performance (positive or negative)
    • Assists in ensuring optimal team member coverage at all times and works various positions during busy periods to maintain optimal service levels through demonstrated floor leadershipHospitality Management
    • Leads by example to demonstrate that the guest is top priority and reinforces positive hospitality behaviours with team members
    • Responds to guest in a friendly manner while maintaining an appropriate sense of urgency
    • Responds to guest service complaints in a timely manner, resolving problems and turning potentially negative situations into positive situations
    • Assists in the running of company-wide incentive programsOperations Management
    • Displays knowledge of and works in compliance with applicable legislation
    • Complies with and enforces all Tim Hortons operating standards
    • Ensures that all product and packaging is properly merchandised and stocked
    • Responsible for shift cash procedures
    • Maintains operational efficiency through use of positioning charts
    • Supervises team members to ensure primary and secondary duties are completed
    • Ensures all restaurant policies are followed during the shift (e.g. cash policies, meal and break policies, food safety policies)
    • Keeps current on all new information on Portal or available through Townhall meetings
    • Assists the Restaurant Manager in driving sales and transactions during their shift
    • Completes all required shift documentation (e.g. records waste, mgr. walk thru, pre-rush checklists etc.)
    • Escalates to management any issues and or problemsHealth & Safety
    • Works in compliance with the occupational health and safety legislation
    • Knows, understands and follows safe work practices and procedures
    • Uses or wears personal protective equipment or clothing as required
    • Reports all injuries/illness, accidents, unsafe conditions, security incidents and any contravention of health and safety legislation, policies and procedures to the Restaurant Manager or Owner
    • Does not operate any equipment, machine, device or thing, or otherwise work in a manner that will endanger anyone
    • Ensures health and safety policies are followed during the shift including documentation and reporting of any work related injuries or accidents
    A degree or diploma in Hospitality, Food Services or Business Management is preferred, rlevant work experince will be considered.
    To apply email hwarren@sunriseventuresinc.com
     
Virtual Real Estate Receptionist Inc  -  Programmer Analyst open
    Clientime an award winning 24.7 boutique telephone service exclusive developed to service the Canadian Real Estate Industry and has customers from coast to coast and in the U.S.
    The Live Receptionist service also provides Real Estate Agencies with a Front Desk Management System that organizes and transmits leads/messages and coordinates the showing process between Realtors and Home Owners. The company is the only one if its kind in Canada and has plans to expand further in the U.S. Market.

    The position of Programmer Analyst is to provide support/assistance with the existing Business Application, the Front Desk Management System (FDMS), the monthly DB/Data maintenance as well as participate in the development of our latest product, an e-commerce application, "The Appointment Desk".

    The Duties/Responsibilities include:
    1. Support/Maintenance
    • Monthly Maintenance of the existing Classic ASP application
    2. Upgrade the existing ASP application to PHP
    • Monthly Maintenance of the Upgraded PHP application
    • Introduce new features to the PHP application of the FDMS system (Design completed)
    3. The Appointment Desk Project - E Commerce Application (Design completed)

    4. The Back Office Management System BOFM (Conceptual)

    Coordinate with the General Manager the planning for short and long term projects, budgets, expense controls, time-lines.
    Develop positive working relationships with the support divisions and operations team to ensure proper operational support.
    Implement quality and productivity objectives to achieve company goals.
    Identify and report technical errors, and advise for maintenance work promptly.

    Support/Maintenance
    • Implement and Manage Data Pull from TREB and other Boards
    Starting Salary: $30,000 per year

    Clientime is excited to work with the succesful candidate who is passionate about business growth, is an ambitious team player with a general positive outlook on life.

    To apply for this exciting position with our growing organization, please forward your resume to jrreid@clientime.ca

     
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Frequently Asked Questions

pointer What is the objective of the Career Focus program?
The program helps facilitate the transition of highly skilled young people to a rapidly evolving labour market. It will connect post-secondary graduates to wage-subsidized careers-related work opportunities in high demand occupations. It will increase the supply of highly qualified people by prompting the benefits of advanced studies.

pointer Who can receive funding under the program?
Eligible applicants include
  • private sector employers
  • organizations (not-for-profit and for-profit)
  • municipal governments
  • Aboriginal organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities)
  • provincial and territorial governments, institutions, agencies and Crown Corporations

pointer Are there any costs involved in using the program?
No. There are no costs involved for employers using the services provided through the program. Funded in part by the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy, Career Focus program, this initiative aims to provide wage subsidies to employers to reduce their costs.

pointer How long does the process take?
Staff aim to complete registration within 3-4 business days, but this process may take longer, depending on the circumstances.

pointer Is my organization limited to the number of graduates for which it can receive subsidies?
No. If your organization has multiple vacant positions, the subsidies could be used for hiring multiple graduates.

pointer I hired an employee 2 days ago. Can my organization use the program to subsidize this employee's wages?
No. All application and registration forms must be completed prior to a participant’s employment start date.

pointer How does the wage subsidy work?
Staff work together with employers to determine the funding amount to be designated for each placement. Once the placement’s registration is complete, Career Focus staff will advise your organization about how to submit the participant(s)' paystubs for reimbursement. The program can reimburse up to 50% of participants’ wages for at least 3 months.

pointer Who decides the participant's final wage?
The employer can determine the participant's wages; however, employers must agree to pay prevailing provincial or territorial minimum wage rates applicable to the position.

pointer Who can participate in the program activities being offered by the different organizations?
To participate in Career Focus, youth must be:
  • be between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive);
  • be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations; and
  • not be in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.



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Phone: 709-758-7388
Email: careerfocus@cna.nl.ca
Fax: 709-758-7575

Participants/Career Seekers | Contact us if you are a youth between the ages of 15 and 30 and are looking for full-time employment. Companies you may already be applying to could be eligible to participate.

Employers | Contact us if you have a current full-time job vacancy or anticipate future openings. Applicants you may already be considering could be eligible for the wage subsidy.
 
This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Career Focus Program and delivered by Community Coordinator, College of the North Atlantic
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