Canada Summer Jobs 2018 Now Open
December 19, 2017
OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is encouraging organizations in his riding to apply for the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program. This unique funding initiative helps employers create summer job opportunities for students between the ages of 15 and 30. The application process starts December 19, 2017.
CSJ provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. Not-for-profit organizations can receive up to 100 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage, as well as employment-related costs. Public-sector employers and small businesses can receive up to 50 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage.
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.
“Canada Summer Jobs helps employers create summer job opportunities for students in their communities,” said Eglinski. “It is designed to focus on local priorities, while achieving tangible results for both students and our communities.”
“This is a worthwhile investment into our local businesses, as well as our students and I know it will benefit many,” concluded MP Eglinski.
The application period for employers will run from December 19, 2017 to February 2, 2018, which will allow for students to be hired beginning in April 2018. Applications will be available at Service Canada Centres and online at www.canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs.