January 16, 2014
Harper Government delivers jobs for local youth
Ottawa, ON—Employers can now apply for Canada Summer Jobs 2014 funding, which will create thousands of job opportunities for students across the country.
Canada Summer Jobs helps students gain the skills and work experience they need to be successful now and in the future, while earning money for the upcoming school year.
Since 2007, the program has helped over 260 000 students. Canada Summer Jobs 2014 is expected to create approximately 35 000 jobs, while helping employers address skills shortages.
Last year, nearly 100 student jobs were created in Nepean-Carleton thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs initiative. One great example of how organizations have benefitted from the Canada Summer Jobs funding is the Watson’s Mill in Manotick. The Mill has made great use of the program for seven consecutive years now. Hiring local students allows for the Mill to employ students that are familiar with the historic landmark and improve the visitors’ unique experience. Watson’s Mill has been able to successfully attract local students through the Canada Summer Jobs funding, giving this non-profit organization the opportunity to help its community and local economy grow.
Funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses. Young people aged 15 to 30, who are full-time students and intend to return to school in the fall, can qualify for these job opportunities.
With over 1 million net new jobs since the end of the global recession – the best growth record among all G-7 countries -and overall tax burden at its lowest level in nearly 50 years, our Government continues to make the economy its number one priority.
By investing in youth, our Government is helping contribute to Canada’s economic growth and long-term prosperity. This is why we encourage employers to apply for funding and create jobs that will not only benefit students but communities and local economies as well.
The employer application period for Canada Summer Jobs has changed. Applications are now available at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj and must be submitted by January 31, 2014. These new timelines mean successful employers will be notified sooner and have more time to recruit students.
Pierre Poilievre MP