The employer application period for the 2017 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program is being extended until Feb. 3, 2017, to allow more employers to apply for funding to hire summer students.
All small businesses, not-for-profit organizations and public sector employers are encouraged to apply for funding from the federal government. The CSJ program creates summer job opportunities specifically for students ages 15 to 30.
"This is a tremendous opportunity to give work experience to energetic, enthusiastic students, and to keep our economy growing,” said Patty Hajdu, minister of employment, workforce development and labour.
Along with local priorities, employers are encouraged to come forward with applications that support and complement five national priorities:
- Small businesses working to become more innovative, competitive and successful, in recognition of their key contribution to the creation of new jobs.
- Employers involved in the welcome and settlement of immigrants (including Syrian refugees) in Canada.
- Employers that hire Indigenous people.
- Opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Information and communications technology (ICT) sectors.
- Employers involved in activities celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.
Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as April 2017. For more information. visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs.