Canada Summer Jobs 2017 now accepting applications from employers
December 7th, 2016
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 Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill, the priorities focus on local special events, building up student employment in the constituency, and jobs encouraging employment in important areas of the labour market, but 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 January 20, 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.
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.