BLOG: Kakivak Association’s Summer Work Experience Program

BLOG: Kakivak Association’s Summer Work Experience Program

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Exciting news!

If you are a Hamlet, Housing Association or other non-profit organization operating in the Qikiqtani Region you might be interested in Kakivak Association’s Summer Work Experience Program!

Due to Covid-19 this program has been enhanced to provide the best possible opportunities for student employment during the summer and fall of 2020.

What’s new?

The hourly rate for the subsidy has been increased from $13.00 to $16.00 per hour, plus 13% to cover mandatory employer related costs.

The length of time for projects supported by the program has also been extended from a maximum of 18 weeks to 44 weeks!

What can we do during the Covid-19 Pandemic?

We understand that some employers and communities might be concerned with physical distancing and other restrictions related to Covid-19, however we have some examples of projects that can be supported and managed with physical distancing, including:

  • Community and beach clean-up
  • Removal of abandoned shacks and debris
  • Painting the exterior of buildings
  • Creating or repairing walking trails used by the community and visitors
  • Cleaning water tanks
  • Inventory and sealift
  • Trades labourers
  • Learning computer skills
  • Summer camp leaders
  • Administration clerks

Kakivak Association can also support other types of projects, including:

  • Work Placements and Mentorships (wage subsidy for youth)
  • Science & Technology Camp Projects (including science camps, computer clubs, and activities that connect science and technology to traditional Indigenous knowledge).
  • Career Promotion and Awareness Projects (career development information, including awareness and support activities like career fairs and leadership workshops).

Would you like to know more?


Anny Chislett

Youth Project Officer

(867) 979-8967

Or email

Please note that Kakivak Association is contributing to the efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and our office is closed to the public until further notice.

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