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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Call for proposals: Career Focus High-Demand Occupations Project

Career Focus High-Demand Occupations Project - Connecting Canadian Youth with Jobs in High-Demand Fields

The Government of Canada is presently accepting applications for funding from organizations interested in receiving financial assistance for the delivery of Career Focus activities.

In accordance with Budget 2012 commitments, the Government of Canada is enhancing the Youth Employment Strategy by increasing its support to Career Focus activities that connect young Canadians with jobs that are in high demand. A budget of $18.5M in 2012-2013 and $19M in 2013-2014 will be allocated to connect more young Canadians with rewarding work experience in high-demand occupations. Information on jobs in high demand fields will be made available on the Service Canada website.
Program Description

Career Focus is one of the three program streams of the Youth Employment Strategy. The program helps inexperienced post-secondary graduate Canadians ages 15 to 30 acquire the work experience, knowledge, advanced employability skills and information they need to prepare for the labour market and become leaders in their fields.

The objectives of the Career Focus program are to:

Increase the supply of highly qualified people;
Facilitate the transition of highly-skilled young people to a rapidly changing labour market;
Promote the benefits of advanced studies; and
Demonstrate federal leadership by investing in the skills required to meet the needs of the knowledge economy.

The main outcomes of the Career Focus program focus on advanced skills acquisition through career-related work experiences and return to advanced-level studies.

For more information on the program, please refer to the Career Focus Terms and Conditions.