Government of New Brunswick
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    The Student Employment and Experience Development Program (SEED) was introduced in an effort to ensure that employment opportunities are available to students who need work experience as part of their eventual integration in the workplace.


    An employer must either be a:
    - municipality
    - provincial government department or agency
    - non-profit organization
    - First Nation Community


    The placement must:
    - be given to a student referred to the employer via the Provincial Student Referral Office
    - terminate on the last Friday of August

    The placement must not:
    - convert a part-time position to a full-time position
    - displace or replace an existing employee or an employee on layoff
    - be funded by another employment program

    A placement duration must be for:
    - a minimum of 35 hours per week to a maximum of 40 hours per week
    - a minimum of eight weeks per year

    A wage reimbursement is available to an employer that:
    - provides a portion of the student's salary plus the employer's share of benefits (Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and vacation pay), but
    - does not cover overhead costs associated with the job placement, including Workplace, Health, Safety and Compensation premiums

    Employers who want to apply for funding under SEED must obtain and complete the two-part application form for employers. The application kits are available at the Department's Regional Offices, Human Resource Service Centres and Service New Brunswick Centres. There is also a mail-out of application kits to previous year employers for their convenience.

    Contact Email Location
    Saint John