Again this year, employers are invited to submit applications to request funding under the Canada Summer Jobs program. The program has two objectives: to help thousands of young people acquire job experience in their communities, and to support employers from the not-for-profit, public and small-business sectors who need additional employees during the summer months. We believe this is an advantageous program for both students and employers.
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
Public and private sector employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 50% of Ontario’s minimum hourly wage. Not-for-profit employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 100% of Ontario’s minimum hourly wage.
Since it was first launched, the Canada Summer Jobs initiative has helped more than 330,000 students. These students have the opportunity to earn money while gaining the job experience they need. The program also ensures that communities can support local priorities, such as cultural events, by hiring students. Employers also have a unique opportunity to train students and mentor them, and maybe even guide them towards a career path.
For more information, visit servicecanada.gc.ca/csj, fill out the form, and submit your application online. You may also apply by mail. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, January 20, 2017.