Investing in Young Canadians-Canada Summer Jobs 2017 Application Period Extended

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Young Canadians,Canada Summer Jobs 2017, Application Period Extended, Rhonda Massad, News, West Island News,Peter Schiefke, Skills, Experience

Summer work experience for students helps them prepare for good, well-paying jobs as they start their careers—strengthening our middle class and keeping our economy growing..

To get a greater number of Canadian youth working this summer, the deadline for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) employer application period has been extended. All not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with up to 50 employees will have another two-weeks to 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 Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the priorities focus on the environment, tourism, and culture, 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:

·         employers involved in the welcome and settlement of immigrants (including Syrian refugees) in Canada;

·         employers that hire Indigenous people;

·         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.

“I encourage all not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses in Vaudreuil-Soulanges 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  added Peter Schiefke, MP-Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister for Youth

Don’t wait, apply today! The application period has been extended until February 3, 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 skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition to the labour market

“I invite all employers who haven’t yet done so to apply today to receive support to hire students this summer. This is a tremendous opportunity to give work experience to energetic, enthusiastic students, and to keep our economy growing.” The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

Quick Facts

  • Not-for-profit employers can receive 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 50 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage.
  • Canada Summer Jobs has created almost 400,000 student jobs since its inception.

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