Public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations of any size and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees are now eligible to apply for funding from the Government of Canada. The Canada Summer Jobs program creates summer job opportunities and valuable work experience for full-time students ages 15 to 30 years old. The application deadline is now extended to February 3, 2017. Approved applicants will be able to hire students as early as April 2017.
If employers have specific questions about applications, Service Canada officials are available to provide clarification and assistance. Employers can get information by contacting 1-800-935-5555. As well, additional information on Canada Summer Jobs is available online at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj. A pre-recorded presentation has been developed for potential applicants and may be found at the following link: Canada Summer Jobs – Stakeholder Information Session.
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.