The program is compatible with non-profit community projects. These projects will provide participants eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) opportunities to gain work experience to improve their employment prospects.
Project activities should benefit both the participant and the community. The main objective of the Partnership for Job Creation (JCP) program is to help insured participants who need work experience increase their chances of finding a continuous job.
The sponsoring organizations can receive funds for the general expenses of the project. For the participants, their participation is not considered insurable employment under the Employment Insurance Law, for which they receive an assignment during the Project.
These assignments are paid directly from the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Work and not through the Project sponsor.
Association activities eligible for job creation should:
1. Provide insured participants with the opportunity to gain work experience that improves their ability to obtain a new job;
2. Have the support of an employment plan that identifies that the work experience of the JCP supports a reasonable work objective for the insured participant;
3. Have a finite nature and have defined start and end dates. The defined start and end date are determined based on the work required to complete the activity;
4. Not result in a competitive advantage for the sponsor or improve the position of any company in the competitive market;
5. Be incremental and discreet and not be part of the normal operations of the sponsor.
In general, incremental activities must be specific to an additional company in the organization; and 6. Being non-profit for which there is no profit motive.