Summer work experience for students helps them prepare for good, well-paying jobs as they start their careers—strengthening our middle class and keeping our economy growing.
To get a greater number of Canadian youth working this summer, the deadline for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) employer application period has been extended. All not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with up to 50 employees will have another two-weeks to 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.
CSJ focuses on our local priorities that help our local community. Some of these include:
- Not-for-profit organizations that provide programs and services to: women, youth, persons with special needs, persons with disabilities, seniors, veterans and their families
- Science and high-tech sector
- Organizations that support the settlement of newcomers
- Skilled trades: construction, industrial, motive power, and service
- Conservation of wildlife and the development of green technology
- Agricultural sector
- Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation
- Agricultural fairs
Don’t wait, apply today! The application period has been extended until February 3, 2017. Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as April 2017.
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.
For more information on CSJ, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, visit the Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs, or call us at 613-992-1119.