St. Thomas, ON, January 28, 2019 - Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London
and Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development is advising that
the application period for Canada Summer Jobs 219 has been extended to February
Canada Summer Jobs funding provides wage aids to employers from the not-for-profit,
public, and private sectors to create quality summer work experiences for young
people. In delivering on these objectives, the Government of Canada seeks to ensure
that quality job placements occur in inclusive, safe and respectful work environments.
The Government of Canada has made changes to the Canada Summer Jobs application
for 2019. These changes include revised the employee eligibility to include all
youth aged 15 to 30 to provide opportunities to many young Canadians, instead of
restricting eligibility to students. In addition, the government eliminated their
Values Test Attestation that was present in the 2018 application.
Applicants are encouraged to reference the eligibility requirements as they relate
to employers, positions and job activities, to ensure they meet the Terms of Funding
offered by the government.
"Canada Summer Jobs helps local employers create summer job openings for youth in
their communities and gain valuable work experience related to many different sectors,"
said Vecchio. "I look forward to meeting many of the students who will be employed
through this program, and will continue to lend it my support."