Government of New Brunswick
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    The Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) Program provides a variety of employment opportunities for post-secondary students during the summer months. Jobs are approved at the provincial, municipal, and First Nations government levels and in non-profit organizations. Jobs approved aim to enhance the students' employment prospects upon completion of their studies, while enabling them to finance the continuation of their education.


    A participant must:
    - be a resident of New Brunswick or a First Nation Community in New Brunswick;
    - be eligible to work in Canada;
    - be a full-time student in the current academic year and be attending a full-time post-secondary institution in the fall;
    - be registered with the Provincial Student Referral Office;


    This program provides students with employment opportunities during the summer break. Attempts are made to provide students with work experience in their field of study. The average length of these placements is 8 weeks. In order to be considered for referral to SEED jobs, all eligible students must register in the Student Employment and Referral System (SEARS). SEARS is a central computerized database which matches the requirements of SEED employers with the skills, education and location of students. Students who wish to register in the SEARS system must obtain and complete a SEED Student Application for Summer Employment Placements.

    The application kits are available at the Department's Regional Offices, Human Resource Service Centers, Service New Brunswick Centers and New Brunswick Universities, Community Colleges and High Schools.

    Contact Email Location
    Saint John