Pierre Poilievre Announces Canada Summer Jobs 2012 –
Local Employers Invited to Apply


Manotick Mill Summer Jobs


Manotick, February 1, 2012 —Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, today encouraged employers to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program to help create jobs for students this summer.


“Our government’s top priority is job creation and economic growth,” said Poilievre. “Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping local employers create much-needed summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening our community’s economy.”


The program, which funds up to 100% of the students’ wages, encourages not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses (fewer than 50 employees) to create jobs that not only meet their needs, but benefit students looking to gain work experiences.


The Canada Summer Jobs program is creating 36,000 jobs this year and has already benefitted local organizations in previous years. Watsons’ Mill in Manotick, for example, has been able to employ 13 local students since they first applied to the program in 2006.


“We are looking forward to the opportunity to participate in the Canada Summer Jobs program again this year,” said Isabelle Geoffrion, Watson’s Mill Manager. “It is a great program and we have been fortunate to get financial support from CSJ annually, since 2006. The students who have worked for us in the past, thanks to this federal initiative, have contributed greatly to preserving our beloved historic site and took pride in ensuring that our visitors’ experiences were memorable.”


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 February 1 and February 29, 2012.


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.

[Photo attached: MP Pierre Poilievre with some past students at the Watson’s Mill)