(KENORA) December 21, 2017 – All public-sector-employers and not-for-profits can now apply to the Government of Canada through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. Small businesses with 50 or fewer employees are also eligible to apply. The CSJ has created thousands of summer job opportunities for full-time students aged 15 to 30 who intend to return to their studies in the next school year. .
The application period runs from December 19, 2017, to February 2, 2018.
All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.“Hiring a student brings new life, energy and ideas into the workplace,” stated Nault. “Providing our youth with valuable insight on the modern day realities of the workplace is a tremendous way to ensure they are prepared for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”
In 2017, the Kenora riding alone saw a total investment of $900,000 into the CSJ program, creating more than 300 jobs for students returning home for the summer.
Our local priorities this year will focus on; municipalities, small private sector organizations, tourism, forestry, not-for-profit, health care, mining, science and education, community festivals, rural and remote areas, and Indigenous communities.
Not-for-profit employers can receive 100 per cent of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees across Canada can receive 50 per cent of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. All employers may be eligible for additional funding of up to $3,000 per student with disabilities to accommodate the student within the workplace with personal tools and adaptations that the student requires to accomplish tasks.
“Youth are an important and influential voice within our society. They deserve every opportunity to succeed, and I’m proud to support our local Canada Summer Jobs program,” concluded Nault.
For more information and to apply, please visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs or a Service Canada Centre.
- Canada Summer Jobs is part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). Each year, the Government invests more than $330 million in the YES to help young Canadians get the information and develop the job skills, abilities and experience they need to get good-quality jobs.
- In 2017, the Canada Summer Jobs program nearly doubled the number of jobs created since 2015.
- Since 2016, the Government of Canada has significantly increased its investment in the Canada Summer Jobs program by allocating an additional $339 million over three years to create more summer jobs for young Canadians.
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