SMUBDC is currently coordinating the Work Smarts program. The program was developed with the objective of enhancing skills of post secondary graduates by providing them relevant career related work experience. The overall objective of Work Smarts is to give post-secondary graduates the opportunity to apply the skill sets they developed at school in a work setting that is consistent with their past education and will allow them to become leaders in their chosen fields.

In partnership with the Government of Canada, the Saint Mary’s University Business Development Centre is offering approximately $9000 in wage subsidies to each business that hires a recent graduate through Work Smarts.

Work Smarts offers a significant salary subsidy (based on a 35 hr week), along with coverage of MERCs (Mandatory Employment Related Costs – CPP, EI, VP – an additional 11.51%); employers contribute a salary top-up, ensuring graduates begin their careers with a competitive entry-level salary. The program also provides training for participating graduates, along with support and guidance for participants and employers alike. The Saint Mary’s University Business Development Centre will take care of posting your position and will monitor incoming applications to shortlist qualified candidates.

More details you can find at: or by calling 902 429-2992


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