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The Green Jobs Program is now accepting applications  

Summary

The program is almost the same as last year except one difference.  Farmers do not need to hire a post-secondary graduate for an intern.  They need only hire a youth, aged 15 – 30 and they can be related.  The only requirement is that they incorporate a positive environmental component to the work experience. 

The Internship stream remains the same.  Watershed groups and applied research associations can apply for 50% of intern’s wage up to $16,000. The intern must be a post-secondary grad.  They can get up to 80% if they have 5 employees or less.

Please visit: http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/programs-and-services/list-of-programs-and-services/agricultural-youth-green-jobs-initiative/?id=1459879253586

The Summer Farm Employment Program

The Summer Farm Employment Program's primary objective is to provide opportunities for full-time farm work experience for young people. Employers must be full-time farmers; employees must between 15 and 24 years of age and cannot be a direct relative of the employer. Wage support is provided to farmers to a maximum of $400 per month based on a full-time basis.

Applications are accepted on a first- come, first-served basis and will be accepted until all program funds are committed or May 31, 2017, whatever comes first. Applications received after May 31 will not be processed unless funding is available. Further information is available by calling the Ag-Info Centre at 310-FARM (3276) or by accessing their website at:  http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/general/progserv.nsf/all/pgmsrv35.

The Growing Forward 2 Program

The Growing Forward 2 Program is a $3 billion-dollar investment by federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) governments and the foundation for government agricultural programs and services. This program focuses on innovation, competitiveness, and market development to ensure Canadian producers and processors have the tools and resources they need to continue to innovate and capitalize on emerging market opportunities. For further information on active programs that may be applicable to you, please visit: http://www.growingforward.alberta.ca/Programs/.

Growing Forward 3 is still in planning and so we encourage you to check the Growing Forward Alberta website for program updates.


Idea: You have an idea and need to successfully transition into a well-researched business plan

 

The Business Link provides supports to entrepreneurs and business operators throughout Alberta. From idea, to start-up, operations and transition out, the Business Link provides confidential advisory services, online resources, research assistance and an extensive schedule of learning opportunities.

 

Futurpreneur is a global leader in advancing youth entrepreneurship. The organization provides youth aged 18-39 with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help them launch and sustain successful businesses.

 

Community Futures Tawatinaw Region offers a wide range of services to entrepreneurs including business related plan development, lending and counselling. It also offers assistance to entrepreneurs with disabilities.

 

BizPal is an online service that provides entrepreneurs with simplified access to information about business permits, licences and other requirements needed to start, operate and grow their business from the federal, provincial/territorial and participating municipal governments.

 

Canada Business Network (Registering your business) provides an overview of the key registration requirements that may apply to your business

Pre-revenue: Your business plan has been established, and the next focus is establishing your clientele

 

NABI: offers entrepreneurs and small businesses the office spaces, marketing resources, path finding advice, coaching, inspiration, capital and networking connections they need to improve their probability of survival 

 

GoForth Institute delivers real-world online education for entrepreneurs and ongoing support for people who are thinking of starting, getting ready to start or wanting to grow a small business.

 

MERX Register with this centralized electronic tendering service that connects over 50,000 businesses and government purchasers in Canada

 

Alberta Purchasing Connection Access purchasing opportunities (goods, services and construction) that have been posted by the Government of Alberta, the Province of Alberta's municipalities, academic institutions, school boards and health regions.

 

Canada Business Network (Grants, contributions and financial assistance) lists funding programs that apply to businesses in all provinces and territories, and others that apply only to businesses in your region. You can filter the programs by region and/or by business type.

Break-even: The customers have been attracted, now emphasize on keeping and growing a sustainable business

 

GoForth Institute delivers real-world online education for entrepreneurs and ongoing support for people who are thinking of starting, getting ready to start or wanting to grow a small business.

 

Community Futures Tawatinaw Region offers a wide range of services to entrepreneurs including business related plan development, lending and counselling. It also offers assistance to entrepreneurs with disabilities.

 

Canada Business Network (Grants, contributions and financial assistance) lists funding programs that apply to businesses in all provinces and territories, and others that apply only to businesses in your region. You can filter the programs by region and/or by business type.

 

Growth: Your business is growing, and nurturing it into a profitable opportunity is imperative

 

Go Productivity works with clients to develop the best solution for their productivity challenges. Sometimes that expertise is located in-house; sometimes it’s within their partner network.

 

Green Hectares helps to develop opportunities for people to connect, collaborate and learn so they can be a thriving part of the agriculture industry. The Entrepreneur Exchange is a Green Hectares signature event; aligning business leaders who have experience with agriculture entrepreneurs who have ideas and energy.

 

Alberta Innovates Technology Development Advisors are senior business specialists working in the rural Regional Innovations Networks on range of services and supports to new and growing businesses.

 

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Start in Sturgeon is the Economic Development initiative of Sturgeon County, Alberta. The county encompasses a large area of land with several towns and hamlets throughout. 

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