Brampton North Wants to Invest in Young Canadians Canada Summer Jobs 2017
Brampton – To get a greater number of Canadian youth working next summer during Canada’s 150th anniversary year, all not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with up to 50 employees can now apply for funding from the Government of Canada. The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program creates summer job opportunities and valuable work experience for full-time students aged 15 to 30 years old.
In Brampton North, the priorities focus on building a better Brampton, but all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Employers are also invited to include applications that complement this year’s identified national priorities, which include:
- Employers involved in the welcome and settlement of immigrants (including Syrian refugees) in Canada
- Employers that hire Indigenous people
- Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information, and Communications Technology (ICT)
- Employers involved in activities celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation
- Small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of new jobs
The application period runs until January 20, 2017. Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as April 2017. For further information and to apply, please visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs or a Service Canada Centre.
“The Canada Summer Jobs program is a tremendous opportunity to hire energetic, enthusiastic students and give our youth valuable work experience. This will strengthen our middle class and keep our economy growing. Canada’s prosperity will increasingly depend on young people getting the skills and experience they need to prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow.” –MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
“I encourage Brampton North not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program so that we can help our students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, while earning money for the upcoming school year.” – MP Ruby Sahota