Our Government is making investments in programs that foster and promote Canada’s diversity and create opportunities for youth.
Our government doubled the number of work placements offered each year through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program.
The CSJ program provides wage subsidies to employers who hire full-time students between the ages of 15 and 30. Not-for-profit employers are eligible for a 100% reimbursement of students’ wages (calculated at minimum wage) plus all Mandatory Employment Related Costs while public and private sector employers are eligible for a 50% wage subsidy.
I am thrilled to announce that all organizations in Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill that applied for the Canada Summer Jobs Program received funding!
There are 226 summer jobs that are being funded in our area.
This represents an increase, highlighting our commitment to improving youth employment by investing an additional $113 million per year for the Summer Jobs Program.
Lauren Cullen is one of our community’s youth who benefitted from the CSJ program. I went to visit her at the Aurora Cultural Centre where she worked over the summer, thanks to funding from the CSJ program. Lauren was able to create a significant heritage project where she compiled personal interviews, research, and artifacts to showcase the untold stories of what the Aurora Cultural Centre used to be (Aurora’s Church St School).