OTTAWA – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, is pleased to inform not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees looking to hire full-time workers for summer 2016 to apply now for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program.
CSJ creates summer job opportunities and valuable work experience specifically for youth aged 15 to 30 intending to return to their studies in the next school year. The program’s aim is also to help employers create summer job opportunities that focus on priorities important to their local communities, which could include special events such as sporting or cultural occasions.
In Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, the priorities focus on local special events, location and sector priorities, but all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.
The new government is seeking applications which will also complement a number of national priorities, including support for:
• employers who help welcome and settle Syrian refugees to Canada, as well as Syrian students; • Indigenous people, who are among the fastest-growing segments of the Canadian population;
• small businesses working to become more innovative, competitive and successful, in recognition of their key contribution to the creation of new jobs; and
• cultural and creative industries looking to create jobs and to strengthen our rich Canadian identity. This latter priority will support the planning of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
The application period runs from Jan. 4, 2016, to Feb. 26, 2016. Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as May 2016.
For further information and to apply, please visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj or visit a Service Canada Centre.