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Investing in young Canadians
Canada Summer Jobs 2017 now accepting applications from employers
December 9th – Alexandria – To get a greater number of Canadian youth working next summer during Canada’s 150th anniversary year, all not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with up to 50 employees can now apply for funding from the Government of Canada.
The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program creates summer job opportunities and valuable work experience for full-time students aged 15 to 30 years old.
In Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, the priorities focus on tourism, cultural activities, agriculture, small businesses and the non-for-profit sector, but all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Employers are also invited to include applications that complement this year’s identified national priorities, which include:
- opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information, and Communications Technology (ICT);
- employers involved in activities celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation; and
- small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of new jobs.
The application period runs until January 20, 2017. Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as April 2017.
For further 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, which is its commitment to help young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain
– The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
“I encourage Glengarry-Prescott-Russell’s not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program so that we can help our students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, while earning money for the upcoming school year.”
– Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell
“The Glengarry Inter Agency Group Inc (GIAG) has been fortunate to receive Canada Summer Job funding for the past several years. Our Senior Home maintenance program has helped many seniors remain in their home and this funding has given work experience to local youth, without this funding that program would not exist. Other youth have received first time work experience with our Child & Youth programs. The Canada Summer Job funding is a building block for our youth workforce.”
– Jo-Ann Trottier, Director General of Glengarry Inter-Agency Group (GIAG)
Not-for-profit employers can receive up to 100 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage and mandatory employment-related costs.
Public-sector employers and small businesses with up to 50 employees can receive up to 50 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage.
Canada Summer Jobs has helped provide more than 400,000 student jobs since its inception.
MP Francis Drouin’s office