December 11, 2014: Employers can now apply for Canada Summer Jobs 2014 funding,
which will create thousands of job opportunities for students across the country
Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston announced today, on behalf of the Honourable
Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism.
Canada Summer Jobs helps students gain the skills and experience they need to be
successful now and in the future, while earning money for the upcoming school year.
"Our government is creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity. Through
Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping students get the skills and training they need
for jobs now and in the future," said MP Preston. "We encourage employers to apply
for funding and create jobs that will not only benefit students but communities
and local economies as well."
The employer application period for Canada Summer Jobs has changed. Applications
are now available at
servicecanada.gc.ca/csj and must be submitted by January 31, 2014.
These new timelines mean successful employers will be notified sooner and have more
time to recruit students.
Funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers
and small businesses. Young people aged 15 to 30, who are full-time students and
intend to return to school in the fall, can qualify for these job opportunities.
Canada Summer Jobs provides $107.5 million annually across all 308 federal constituencies
to create student employment. Since 2007, the program has helped over 260,000 students.
Canada Summer Jobs 2014 is expected to create approximately 35,000 jobs, while helping
employers address skills shortages.
Canada Summer Jobs is part of the Government's Youth Employment Strategy. By investing
in youth we are helping contribute to Canada's economic growth and long-term prosperity.