By John Oliver
Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:00 am ·  0 Comments
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.
In Oakville, over $1 million in funding was received this past year creating 352 summer jobs. The summer jobs in Oakville ranged from engineering and business administration to camp counselling and grounds keeping. Beneficiaries were located across the riding of Oakville, from Bristol Circle to Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
Employers are also invited to include applications that complement this year’s identified national priorities, which include:
The application period runs until January 20, 2017. Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as April 2017.
Summer Jobs applications will be available at Service Canada Centres and online at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj. Employers will be able to complete and submit their applications online, by mail or in person. To support employers, the Canada Summer Jobs Applicant guide for 2017 is also available online for download to provide instructions on filling out an application, eligibility requirements, and assessment criteria.
The Canada Summer Jobs Program allows young Canadians, now more than ever, access to meaningful/substantive work at the beginning of their careers. With many young people having difficulty finding work experience within their fields, the Canada Summer Jobs is one way in which the Government of Canada is fulfilling its commitment to helping youth overcome barriers to employment. These students are gaining valuable experience as they work towards transitioning to the labour market, and Oakville has been remarkably fortunate to have received such significant support from the federal government.
Any questions employers have regarding their application can be forwarded to 1-800-935-5555 or servicecanada.gc.ca/csj.