OTTAWA – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, encourages employers to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program to help create jobs for students this summer.
Employers can apply online at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2012 or print an application from the website. They can also get an application by visiting any Service Canada Centre. Applications must be submitted between Feb. 1 and Feb. 29.
“Our government’s top priority is job creation and economic growth,” said McLeod, “Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping employers create much-needed summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening our community’s economy.”
To help employers complete their application, the Canada Summer Jobs Applicant Guide is available online, by calling 1-800-935-5555, or by visiting any Service Canada Centre.
Funding will be available for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to create high-quality summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
“In 2011, the Government of Canada permanently increased the annual budget for Canada Summer Jobs by $10 million. The increased funding is helping more students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, both now and in the future,” concluded McLeod.