SEED - Sustainable Employment & Environmental Directions - is a government-funded program to help unemployed youth in the lower mainland find and keep a full-time job.
Many SEED participants have limited work experience. Some are even looking to get their first job. Many are new to Canada and most have limited education, either here or from their home country. SEED participants share a common goal of wanting to improve their lives by increasing their employment skills and finding steady employment.
- Help you get into the local labour market
- Open doors to future career success
- Provide you with continuous personal job coaching and community
SEED participants are $ paid minimum wage while attending the 6-week class training.
To apply for SEED you MUST be:
- Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive)
- Unemployed and seeking FULL-TIME employment
- A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, First Nations (status and non-status), Metis, Inuit youth, and “unaffiliated Indigenous youth” or a protected person as defined by the Immigration & Refugee Protection Act
- In need of assistance to overcome employment barriers
PROGRAM LENGTH - 14 Weeks
- 6 weeks of paid classroom training
- 8 weeks of work experience and job coaching with an employer
- Class Time | Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
- Pre-employment skills
- Short-term occupational certificate training – can be customized
- Job search strategies and support
ARE YOU AN EMPLOYER LOOKING TO HIRE?
Employers interested in hosting a SEED participant for an 8-week work experience can complete an Application Form for the position you wish to fill and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org