Employers in Hastings—Lennox and Addington can now submit funding applications for Canada Summer Jobs 2018
A summer job is an important way for young Canadians to develop their skills, gain valuable work experience and earn money to pay for their tuition. To get more young Canadians working next summer, 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 which provide valuable work experience for full-time students aged 15 to 30 who intend to return to their studies in the next school year.
Providing good quality jobs helps small businesses and not-for-profit organizations while also supporting our local priorities and community development. In Hastings—Lennox & Addington, the priorities focus on helping youth living in remote or rural areas to find summer employment, including:
- Indigenous Affairs
- Skilled trades
- Economic Development and Innovation
- Environmental protection and sustainable energy
Nevertheless, all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. 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/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 the LGBTQ2 community; and
- Organizations that provide opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT), particularly for women.
The application period runs from December 19, 2017, to February 2, 2018.
Not-for-profit employers can receive 100 percent of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees across Canada can receive 50 percent of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. All employers may be eligible for additional funding of up to $3,000 per student with disabilities to accommodate the student within the workplace with personal tools and adaptations that the student requires to accomplish tasks.
For more information and to apply, please visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs or a Service Canada Centre.
“I strongly encourage our rural not-for-profit and volunteer organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program. This program is so important for the skills and training that our youth need to access a career and a find work in their home community.”
– Mike Bossio MP, Hastings—Lennox & Addington
“Canada’s young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow – they are leaders today. That’s why the Government of Canada is creating summer jobs for more young Canadians than ever. We know that when young people can get great work experience early in their careers, we’re helping ensure they have the best possible shot at success.”
– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
- Canada Summer Jobs is part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). Each year, the Government invests more than $330 million in the YES to help young Canadians get the information and develop the job skills, abilities and experience they need to get good-quality jobs.
- In 2017, the Canada Summer Jobs program nearly doubled the number of jobs created since 2015.
- Since 2016, the Government of Canada has significantly increased its investment in the Canada Summer Jobs program by allocating an additional $339 million over three years to create more summer jobs for young Canadians.
- Budget 2017 invested an additional $395.5 million over three years for YES, starting in 2017–18. This means that more than 33,000 vulnerable youth will be able to develop the skills they need to find work or go back to school. It means creating 15,000 new green jobs for young Canadians in sectors like agriculture and renewable energy.