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 Thunder Bay–Rainy River, the priorities focus on
- Summer festivals and events
- Community celebrations
- Agricultural fairs
- Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation
- Rural areas
- Areas of high unemployment
- Indigenous communities
However, 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.
The application period runs until February 3rd, 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, or check out this stakeholder information video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfMoLhkgjU8&feature=share
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.