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What is Beautiful Futures?
Beautiful Futures is a 20 week
beauty industry youth employment program funded by the Government of Canada. It helps students overcome barriers to employment by acquiring skills and work experience needed to join Alberta’s beauty industry.
Beautiful Futures has 3 components:
During this 1st portion, you will acquire fundamental skills required for any job regardless of industry. However, our goal is to help you gain personal development, life and employment skills, and transferrable skills to take you anywhere you want to go in the beauty industry!
Learn more about career laddering in the beauty industry
. Tuition and living expenses are funded by the Government of Canada.
2. Skill Enhancement
This portion is completed on Fridays during the
You are trained in technical skills.
You could be certified in
Face and Body Waxing
Manicures and Pedicures
Tinting/ Lash Extensions/ etc. Each intake will focus on one specific entry-level skill. Excellent attendance is necessary to participate in this component.
Funding is provided by the Government of Canada for this portion of the program.
3. Paid Work Experience
Schedule TBD by employer
During this 3rd portion, you will gain work experience in entry-level beauty industry-related jobs. Your work experience can be completed at salons, spas, medispas, health and wellness centres, or retail outlets throughout the city. Employers in the industry will mentor you to make the best out of your work experience. Employers who hire you on a FT basis are eligible for a wage subsidy for up to 3 months. Wage subsidy funded by the Government of Canada.
: In some scenarios, the possibility exists to turn the Work Experience into a permanent position, so make sure to impress your employer! Days of the week will vary amongst employers, but remember, weekends are busy days for the beauty industry, so be prepared to commit!
- 15-30 years of age at the time of class start date;
- Must be interested in joining the beauty industry;
- Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident,
or have been granted refugee status in Canada;
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada; and
- Must be in need of assistance overcoming employment barriers.
- Must not be working or attending a program/school
EXAMPLES OF EMPLOYMENT BARRIERS
- Lack of work history;
- Lack of confidence and self-esteem;
- Lack of employability skills; and
- Other social factors
HOW DO I APPLY?
You can apply ONLINE
to participate in ‘Beautiful Futures’. Thank you for your interest.
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FAQs for Employers interested in participating in ‘Beautiful Futures’
Do I get to keep my participant after the Work Experience is over?
Participants are expected to complete a minimum of 35 hours of work per week. Once participants begin their work experience with you, they become your employees, however, ESG will provide support as needed for the first 12 weeks. Support may include ways of working through attendance/punctuality issues, communication, teamwork, client care, etc. However, keep in mind that participants will have received 8 weeks of employability workshops prior to their placement with you, so these issues should not be expected.
How can my participant help me around my facility?
Well, besides industry certification in the technical focus, your participant has also been trained in Reception and Spa Assistant duties to free you from administrative duties while you develop your ideas.
What if my participant misses hours of work?
Like all other employees, missed shifts/hours are not paid to the participant. Though this is not expected, should this happen ESG can only help resolve issues if we are made aware of issues in a timely manner.
How does the Wage Subsidy work?
The wage subsidy is an incentive for employers to hire and train a participant to work for them. The new employee’s wages are partially subsidized by the program for 12 weeks, as long as the employee is working 35 or more hours per week. If eligible, the wage subsidy available is $6 per hour throughout the 12 weeks.
The goal for both the employer and the participant is long-term employment. Wage subsidy provides wage relief during the initial period where you train your new staff to become functional in your facility.
Are all employers eligible for the Wage Subsidy?
To be eligible for the wage subsidy, you must:
- Be a registered business with a legal business name and business number
- Have been in business for at least one year
- Offer a full-time position with a minimum on 35 hours per week
- Offer the likelihood of long-term employment
- Pay reasonable, competitive wages
You are not eligible for a wage subsidy IF participants fill a position that:
- Was left vacant due to an industrial dispute in your workplace
- Was left vacant due to a lay-off waiting to be recalled
- Was terminated to instead employ a participant
Who pays the participant?
- You will issue regular paycheques on paydays; ESG will reimburse the negotiated amount on a monthly basis
- You will be required to submit monthly reports to ESG regarding the employee’s hours and wages.
- Once a participant starts their work experience with you, they officially become your employee. Therefore, please ensure that your business insurance covers all employee-related liability.
- You are responsible to deduct Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and Income Tax will from participant wages and remit to the Canada Revenue Agency, just like your other employees.
Interested in participating as an employer?
Apply OnLine to participate in this Program