Early Childhood Work-Study Program

The program for employers

A financial support program to recruit, train and retain your new educators

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Support for CPEs and daycares throughout Quebec.

This support program is offered to all educational childcare services that hold a Québec enterprise number (NEQ) and a permit issued by the Ministère de la Famille.

Family daycare services, drop-in daycare centers and school daycare services are not eligible.

The 3 benefits of the course for employers

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We lend you a hand to recruit future educators

The online portal facilitates your recruitment process. Nothing could be easier: create and post your job offers, consult your applications and select your future employee!

The best part? We take care of promoting your job offers through national communication campaigns, for each new school year!

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We help you financially to train and retain your junior staff

You are able to remunerate your employee in training during their study time, since we reimburse their salary during the course hours (up to $25 per hour). Access to training is a major perk for the loyalty of your workforce, so don't miss out!

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You have a part-time workforce available from the start of the training

In exchange for your investment, your employees in training make themselves available to work in your workplace, during working hours (excluding courses and approved holidays). During the school break (summer and winter), you can offer them the opportunity to work full time!

By participating as an employer, you agree to:

  • Free your employee on average 15 hours per week to follow the theoretical courses of the AEC - Early Childhood Care and Education (first 49 weeks of training);
  • Offer an average of working hours between 10 and 20 hours per week. These hours of work are mandatory to put into practice the theory learned in class, meet your replacement needs and validate 3 skills in recognition of prior learning at the end of the program
  • Advance the full remuneration of your employee in training for the hours of work AND the hours of study. Once a month, you will receive financial compensation to reimburse study hours (maximum $25 per hour)

Fall 2022 recruitment is complete. The dates for the Winter 2023 recruitment will be communicated shortly!

I want to take part in the work-study program

Next cohort: Fall 2022

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Step 1

From now on, I update my information

  • I register my environment on the Early Childhood Work-Study portal

OR

  • I connect to my Employer space to update all the information in my environment

Tip: neat logos, photos and descriptions catch the eye of candidates.

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Step 2

As of August 8, I create my job offer

I connect to my Employer space and I create my job offers.

Please note that this step is mandatory to receive external applications. The registration of my environment on the portal is not enough.

Advice: a neat and comprehensive job offer is more attractive to candidates.

Recruitment of candidates is complete. The dates for the winter 2023 cohort will be communicated shortly.

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Step 3

From August 15 to September 25: my job offers are posted!

  1. I receive external applications by email on my Employer Space and I conduct interviews
  2. From my Employer space, I modify the status of each application received
  3. I sign the promise of employment* with the selected candidate

End of applications: September 25, 11:59 p.m.

Recruitment of candidates is complete. The dates for the winter 2023 cohort will be communicated shortly.

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Step 4

From September 25 to 27: I finalize my recruitment

From my Employer space (My applications), I check that everything is in order.

I must:

  • Indicate the appropriate status for each application received

AND

  • Submit the nominative and signed promise of employment for the selected applications

September 27, 11:59 p.m.: all applications are frozen. I can no longer edit any information.

And after that?

  • As of October 7, only applications with the status "Retained for submission to CEGEP" and a nominative and signed promise of employment are sent to the CEGEP for study of their admission
  • Until November 14, the CEGEP contacts my selected candidates directly to finalize admission and registration for the program
  • On November 21, the Fall 2022 cohort begins in CEGEPs

*The job offer template is available in the Employer Kit.

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Step 1

From now on, I update my information

  • I register my environment on the early childhood work-study portal

OR

  • I connect to my Employer Space to update all the information in my workspace.

Tip: neat logos, photos and descriptions catch the eye of candidates.

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Step 2

From August 15 to September 25: Registration forms are open!

  • I validate my internal candidates' desire to participate in the Work-Study Program
  • From my Employer Space, I register my internal candidates. I need their contact information, their latest level of education, their date of birth and their permanent code.
  • I sign and enclose the employment certificate*.

Recruitment of candidates is complete. The dates for the winter 2023 cohort will be communicated shortly.

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Step 3

From September 25 to 27: I finalize my internal applications

From my Employer space (My applications), I check that everything is in order.

I must submit the nominative and signed employment certificate* for each internal application.

September 27, 11:59 p.m.: all applications are frozen. I can no longer edit any information.

And after that?

  • As of October 7, only applications with the status Retained for submission to CEGEP" and a nominative and signed promise of employment are sent to CEGEP for study of their admission
  • Until November 14, the CEGEP contacts my selected candidates directly to finalize admission and registration for the program
  • On November 21, the Fall 2022 cohort begins in CEGEPs.

*The employment certificate template is available in the Employer Kit.

Ready to participate as an employer?

Start with step 1! Register your environment on the portal

Register my environment

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