FuturePerfect is a new employment program created by Katimavik with the support of Employment and Social Development Canada. FuturePerfect offers youth between 18 and 30 years old a vital stepping stone to a successful career by boosting the employability and professionalism of young workers while providing work experience with long-term employment potential.
FuturePerfect offers shared accommodation to the participants and covers rent expenses. Each participant is invited to relocate to another community for 12 weeks, while being offered the option to live, rent free, for an additional 3 weeks to find local housing when a placement becomes permanent.
What are the benefits for employers?
The FuturePerfect program provides a wage subsidize of $7.50 and hour during the 10-12 week employment program.
The FuturePerfect participants are selected by Katimavik through the application process. They receive full support and mentorship by a powerful Job Developer team.
Each participant receives intense training to develop essential pre-employment soft skills.
You interview and select candidates that best fit your organization. You will have the opportunity to offer candidates a permanent position at the end of the program, and potentially recruit your future star employee.
You boost the employability and professionalism of young workers. You empower young professionals.
A powerful team of FuturePerfect Job Developers accompanies participants on their journey and helps your company accommodate your new employee.
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Program dates and locations
Three FuturePerfect cohorts are planned each year:
- Winter cohort: early January to late March;
- Summer cohort: mid-May to mid-August;
- Fall cohort: mid-September to mid-December.
Program location (May 2023):
Quebec City, Quebec
Who can participate in the program?
The program is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and landed refugees between 18 and 30 years old.
Youth are be available for full-time employment for approximately 10-12 weeks.
How to become a FuturePerfect employment partner and welcome new employees?
Employers who wish to participate in FuturePerfect by Katimavik program and host a subsidized participant must complete the online registration form detailing the job description and employment conditions for each participant they wish to welcome.
If you should be selected to join as a partner, you will be asked to commit to a trimester during which you will provide paid, subsidized employment to your FuturePerfect participant.
The position offered provides an opportunity to continue after the FuturePerfect by Katimavik grant has ended.
Katimavik checks employment partner’s eligibility and once it has been confirmed, the positions offered are examined individually and in conjunction with other positions offered in the same region.
The proposed work should be tailored to the profiles of the available participants, while offering other opportunities for employability development.
What kinds of jobs can participants be placed in? Can my company become an Employment Partner?
An Employment Partner may be a non-profit organization, a public or parapublic organization, or a private sector company that has expressed needs that can be met by the participant.
For more information, please download an Employment Partner Guide.