Special Opportunities & Cool Programs

2019 SEED applications now available

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Summer job applications for the Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) program are now available.

Students may access the applications and other information on the program online. The deadline for submissions is March 31.

“Our government recognizes the importance of providing opportunities for young New Brunswickers to learn and to gain hands-on experience in the job market,” said Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder. “These types of programs will help our youth become productive and successful members of our society.”

For many years, the SEED program has provided experiential learning opportunities for students during the summer months. These placements are intended to help young New Brunswickers gain and develop skills and competencies that will benefit them in their future careers.


Have you heard of  ScholarTree?

With the school year quickly winding down, most people don’t realize there are still many scholarships available to students. ScholarTree.ca has over $330,000 worth of scholarship who deadlines will be closing in May and June alone. We are continuing to improve our products for students, we have recently added a way for students to track applications that they have started and a summary of the scholarship they have already completed the applications.   

For more information: visit scholartree.ca

First Nation Student Educational Opportunities: Scholarships, Resources & Support

This is a very comprehensive and well researched resource.This document was created during the summer of 2017 by the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Development: Office of First Nation Education.

Katimavik National Experience

This fully-immersive 6 month program brings together 11 young adults who share and manage a Katimavik house while living in two different communities, beginning this July. Volunteers will spend 3 months in an English-speaking community and 3 months in a French-speaking community. The group will be accompanied by a Project Leader, who resides in the house to mentor and facilitate the life-changing experience. The Katimavik National Experience provides young people in Canada with a transformative experience to help them become:

  • Agents of change equipped with 21st century life skills;
  • Supporters of Truth and Reconciliation across Canada;
  • Contributors to an eco-friendly and sustainable world;
  • Advocates for inclusiveness and diversity; and
  • Confident change-makers working towards a better Canada.

Website: https://katimavik.org/en/we-offer/national-experience/

Registration opened until March 31st, 2019

Beaverbrook Vimy Prize 2018

Amount: Covers all expenses associated with education trip to Europe

Website: https://www.vimyfoundation.ca/applications/

Information: The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize is a prestigious two-week-long learning experience during which exceptional youth, 15-17 years of age, study the interwoven First and Second World War history of Canada, Great Britain, and France. Scheduled for August 9-23, 2018 in England, Belgium, and France, students will attend lectures at Oxford University, visit former battlefields, trenches and underground tunnels, as well as visit museums and cemeteries, tour the new Vimy Visitor Education Centre and explore monuments such as the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.  Canadian, British, and French prize recipients will also participate in commemorative ceremonies and meet a few of the remaining veterans and members of the French Resistance.

Due date: March 3, 2019

University & College Fair Resource Guide

Student Resource Guide AARAO 2017

The handout students received in preparation for the University & College Fair “AARAO” post-secondary sessions held in October 2017 at the Moncton Coliseum.

Explore Five-Week French-Language Bursary Program for PIF & FI Grade 11-12 Students

Amount: $2,200 bursary which covers tuition fees, instructional materials, meals and accommodations and other activities. Bursaries are awarded by random draw with priority given to first-time applicants

Website: http://www.myexplore.ca/en/

Information:  Do you want to discover another region of Canada and meet new people? Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion program. You can take the program in the spring or summer, whichever you prefer. Participants in Explore receive a bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the programs, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities.

Due date: February 15, 2019Please note that all supporting documents must be received by February 15th – Supporting documents can be faxed to 506-457-7835 to the attention of Julie McAllister, Provincial Coordinator for Explore, NB Anglophone Schools, Julie.McAllister@gnb.ca

(This program is offered every year).

House of Commons Page Program

Amount: Pages are employed with the House of Commons for a one-year term beginning in late August and work a minimum of 15 hours a week.

Website: https://www.ourcommons.ca/About/PageProgram/Become-Page-e.html

Information: Pages work in the House of Commons Chamber under the direction of a group of supervisors and a coordinator. They provide various services to Members of Parliament, the Speaker and Chair Occupants, and Table Officers. The Program is for first-year university students studying in the Capitol region. Students apply in their grade 12 year.

Due Date: December 3rd, 2018

SHAD               https://www.shad.ca/

“SHAD (formerly known as Shad Valley) is a Canadian summer enrichment program for high-achieving high school students that runs every year, primarily in July. The program is open to both Canadian and international students, and runs at 16 participating university campuses across Canada, where the students live in residence. It is focused on business, science, mathematics and engineering.” For more information – speak to science teachers and guidance counsellor. (This program is offered every year, application processing opens in fall/early winter).

Forum for Young Canadians http://forum.ca/?lang=en

“Forum for Young Canadians is a non-partisan program for youth aged 15–19 founded by The Foundation for the Study of Processes of Government in Canada in Ottawa. The Forum for Young Canadians provides students with an opportunity to learn more about the importance of public affairs and how they can proactively be a voice in helping others understand Canadian politics in relation to the world around them.” For more information – speak to political science/law/social studies teachers and guidance counsellor. (This program is offered every year, application processing opens in fall/early winter).

Cadets             http://www.cadets.ca/en/join/cadets.page

“What if you were told that there was a dynamic, structured youth program that offered Canadian youth a variety of interesting and challenging activities? What if you were told that this same program developed in youth an increased level of self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness? Cadets are motivated to improve their physical fitness, to work harder at their academic studies and to give back to their communities through volunteerism and citizenship activities. The Cadet Program also has a direct impact on Canadian society as a whole. Cadets have the opportunity to take part in various leadership roles throughout the program. There is definite value in having well-rounded, community-minded, experienced young people who are ready to assume their places as tomorrow’s leaders and decision makers.” For more information – visit website. (This program is offered every year).

Junior Achievement              http://www.janewbrunswick.ca/

“JA offers business education programs in the areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Company Program – A Student Venture inspires high school students to understand the role of business in our society by creating an enterprise of their own. Economics for Success Program – students in grades 8-10 plan an education and career path.  They gain a stronger sense of who they are and how to use their strengths to succeed in the future.” For more information – visit website. (This program is offered every year).