|Canada Summer Jobs 2018 application period for employers extended |
Employers who haven't already applied are invited to do so today
GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canada Summer Jobs Program gives tens of thousands of young Canadians the chance to gain skills and valuable work experience, while saving money to pay for their education—strengthening our middle class and keeping our economy growing.
Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that, as in previous years, the employer application period for the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs program is being extended by an extra week, until February 9, 2018.
Again this year, Canada Summer Jobs welcomes applicants from small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and faith-based organizations that provide quality summer jobs for students.
Along with supporting local priorities, employers are invited to submit applications that complement this year's national priorities:
• employers who intend to hire youth who are in underrepresented groups, including new immigrant youth and refugees, Indigenous youth, youth with disabilities and visible minorities;
• small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of jobs;
• organizations that support opportunities for official language minority communities;
• organizations that provide services and/or supports to the LGBTQ2 community; and
• organizations that provide opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and information and communications technology, particularly for women.
Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as April 2018. For more information and to apply for funding, please visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs or visit a Service Canada Centre.
"This is a tremendous opportunity to give work experience to energetic, enthusiastic students, and to keep our economy growing. I invite all employers who haven't yet done so to apply today to get support to hire students this summer."
– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
• Public-sector employers and small businesses with up to 50 employees can receive up to 50 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage.
• Not-for-profit employers can receive up to 100 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage and mandatory employment-related costs.
• In 2017, the Canada Summer Jobs program doubled the number of jobs created in 2015.
Matt Pascuzzo 2/2/2018