As a current full-time mature student who is returning to school in September I am happy to see so many wonderful opportunities available for summer employment! After working for 10 years in your funded Call Centers in Halifax, I am finally doing something that I love and it's so great that I can obtain employment in my field for a few months and gain valuable experience to build my resume and support my "career" change!
BUT WAIT! All these institutions are able to offer student employment because of grants through the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy.
And what do we have here? An age criteria of 16 - 30!
I see that because I am over 30 I do not have the same need for student employment as younger students. Also, I apparently do not have the same right to student employment even though I AM A STUDENT!
The irony of it is all of the institutions using these grants also like to advertise that they are Equal Opportunity Employers.
I guess ageism doesn't count.
What a joke.
|Old and Infuriated|