Youth Employment and Skills Program: Step 5. Complete the application and apply

Step 5. Complete the application and apply

Annex A: How to complete the application form

Use the step-by-step instructions below to help you complete your application form. If you have any trouble when you complete or submit the application, please contact us.

The application form has 4 tabs. Complete each tab.

1. Applicant information

AAFC uses the information you give in this section to confirm your organization's identity and to verify your organization's eligibility for funding based on a valid Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) business number.

Organization type
  • For-profit: Organizations that exist to make a profit. They may include:
    • Corporation
    • Co-operative
    • Commune
    • Partnership
  • Not-for-profit: Organizations that operate solely for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure or recreation, or any other purpose except profit. They may include:
    • Association of workers and/or employers
    • Sector council
    • Local community, charitable or voluntary organization
    • Corporation
  • Individuals or sole proprietorships: A single person applying on behalf of themselves or an unincorporated business that has only one owner
  • Provincial / Territorial / Municipal Government
  • Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, Métis): A First Nation, Inuit or Métis individual or a First Nation, Métis or Inuit organization. They may include:
    • First Nations, Inuit or Métis community and/or governmentEndnote 1
    • First Nations, Inuit, or Métis association
    • First Nations, Inuit, or Métis individual
    • First Nations, Inuit, or Métis not-for-profit organization
    • First Nations, Inuit, or Métis for-profit organization
  • Academia: Organizations involved in providing education or developing educational materials or tools. They may include:
    • private university and college
    • public degree-granting college
    • public degree-granting university
    • public community colleges and vocational school
    • school board/other educational institution
Organization identification
  • Legal name of organization
  • Operating as (if used)
  • Organization's website
  • CRA business number
Primary contact

Enter the contact information of the person in your organization who is responsible for responding to inquiries about this application.

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Position title
  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • Fax number
  • Language of correspondence
Project contact

If your project is approved for funding, this is the person who will discuss the project with AAFC. This person can be the same as the primary contact.

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Position title
  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • Fax number
  • Language of correspondence
Mailing address

Enter the complete address of your organization's headquarters or regional headquarters.

Primary project location

Enter the address where the project will take place if it is different than the mailing address, or indicate that the address is the same as the mailing address.

If there are multiple project locations, for the primary location, enter the address for the project location where activities associated to the largest portion of the budget will take place.

Organizational capacity

AAFC will use the information you provide in this section to understand more about your organization and to assess your organization's ability to carry out this project.

  • How many employees work for your organization?
  • Describe your organization, including how long it has been established, and your organization's mandate. Describe your target clientele and who represents, if applicable. (maximum 5,000 characters)
  • Does the mandate/mission of your organization target any of the following groups? (Select all that apply)
    • Women
    • Youth
    • Indigenous
    • Racialized youth
    • Persons with disabilities
    • Not applicable
    • Decline to identify
  • Has your organization previously received any funding from AAFC?
    • From which program(s) did your organization receive the funding? (maximum 1,000 characters)
    • Describe how your organization has the capacity to deliver this project. Refer to past AAFC funded projects, or any other similar scale projects. (maximum 20,000 characters)

2. Project information

AAFC will use the information in this section to determine the eligibility of the project.

Are you applying for funding to hire more than one intern candidate?

  • A separate Project Application Form is required for each intern supported by the program. Applicants who choose to apply for multiple interns must complete a separate Project Application Form for each intern. To reduce the administrative efforts involved in developing multiple new Project Application Forms, applicants can save a final copy of their first intern Project Application Form, and resubmit subsequent unique versions for each new intern with minor changes.

Project title

  • Provide a short, descriptive project title that accurately reflects the activities and results of the project.

Project description

  • Briefly describe your organization's Line of Business. (maximum 500 characters)
  • Describe the activities that would be undertaken by the intern for the duration of the internship. (maximum 500 characters)
  • Identify the mentor and their background that is applicable to overseeing these activities. (maximum 500 characters)

Results and benefits

  • Describe the benefits, for the Agriculture sector and the local community that will result from the completion of this project. (maximum 500 characters)
  • Describe the employability skills being taught to the intern. (maximum 500 characters)
Project data collection

The following set of questions will be used for reporting purposes only, and will not directly affect the outcome of your project's assessment.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is an industry classification system developed by the statistical agencies of Canada, Mexico and the United States. For more information, we invite you to visit the Statistics Canada website.

Select the NAICS identifier that best applies to this project or to the industry your project represents:

  • Agricultural production
  • Food and beverage manufacturing
  • Other manufacturing
  • Other

We recognize that not all projects will fit perfectly into one identifier; if this is the case for the project, select the identifier that best defines the overall intent of the project, or the identifier that best applies to the activity with the highest dollar value.

Select any of the following groups who will directly benefit from the intent of the project activities

  • Women
  • Youth
  • Indigenous
  • Racialized youth
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Not applicable
  • Decline to identify
Official languages

AAFC is committed to enhancing the vitality of official language minority communities (OLMCs), supporting and assisting their development, and promoting the full recognition and use of both English and French in Canadian society.

Please note that answering "no" to the following questions will not influence the outcome of your application. However, AAFC will validate and/or discuss this information with you to determine if linguistic commitments should be included in agreements.

  • If approved, would your project activities reach an audience of both English-speaking and French-speaking individuals or groups?
  • If approved, would your project activities specifically target an official language minority community (French-speaking people outside Quebec or English-speaking people in Quebec)?

Attach the following documents as part of a complete application package.

Required: A copy of the organization's Certificate of Incorporation or articles of incorporation
Certificates and Articles of Incorporation are issued and filed, respectively, by or with provincial, territorial or federal government that document the organization's status as a legal entity.
Additional options for Indigenous applicants
Include a copy of a Band Council Resolution (BCR), a Tribal Council Resolution (TCR), a Director’s Resolution (DR), or legal document stating they are a legal entity can be accepted as proof the applicant is a legal entity.

3. Project costs

Project start and end dates
  • Project Start date cannot be before April 1, 2023
  • Project Start date cannot be later than January 1, 2024
  • Project End date cannot be later than March 31, 2024
Business rules
  1. Total Salary must be entered manually with no limitation to the amount
  2. AAFC Contribution amount is calculated as follows:
    1. 50% of Total salary for all non-indigenous applications
    2. 80% of Total salary for all Indigenous applications
  3. AAFC Contribution amount cannot exceed $14,000.00. If the calculated amount is greater than $14,000.00, AAFC contribution is displayed as $14,000.00.
  4. AAFC Contribution amount is not editable.

4. Declarations

Read and complete the declarations.

5. Submit

Save the application form (use File — Save) and review all the fields before you submit. Submission will fail if the form contains missing information for required fields and/ or unbalanced values. These are identified as error messages. Correct the errors and submit again.

Once the form is submitted successfully, no further changes can be made via this interactive form.