MP McLeod reminds organizations of summer jobs funding programs

Not-for-profits, public sector employers and small businesses can apply under the Canada Summer Jobs 2013 starting on Feb. 1

Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo reminds local not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to apply under the Canada Summer Jobs 2013 program starting on Feb. 1.

“The focus of this program is to provide funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students,” said McLeod. “This job creation program will contribute to the local economies in the communities across our riding.”

Canada Summer Jobs benefits employers and students alike. Students gain tangible work experience and earn money for the upcoming school year.

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 from 15 to 30 years of age who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

“By investing in the workforce of tomorrow, we are helping contribute to Canada’s long-term growth, competitiveness and overall prosperity,” stated McLeod.

 

Beginning Feb. 1, Canada Summer Jobs applications will be available for interested employers online at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2013 and at Service Canada Centres. Employers will be able to complete and submit their applications online, by mail or in person. Applications must be submitted between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28.