The MP for Châteauguay-Lacolle invites not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and businesses with up to 50 employees to apply for the Canada Summer Jobs program as of today. Funding applications to hire students for next summer are accepted until February 2, 2018.
A summer job is an important way for young Canadians to develop their skills and earn money to pay for their tuition. Canada Summer Jobs creates job opportunities which provide valuable work experience for full-time students aged 15 to 30 who intend to return to their studies in the next school year.
The program helps organizations, the public-sector and businesses while supporting national and local priorities. In Châteauguay-Lacolle, the priorities focus especially on rural areas in the following sectors:
- Youth centers
- Summer camps
- Not-for-profit organizations that provide programs and services to disadvantaged groups, persons with disabilities, youth, seniors, refugee or new immigrant women or young families in need
Not-for-profit employers can receive 100 percent of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees across Canada can receive 50 percent of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. All employers may be eligible for additional funding of up to $3,000 per student with disabilities to accommodate the student within the workplace with tools and adaptations required to accomplish tasks.
For more information and to apply, please visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs or a Service Canada Centre, for example the one in Châteauguay located at 245 St-Jean-Baptiste Blvd., Suite 101. Young workers can start working as of April 2018.
“Last year, the program generated 204 youth jobs in 78 organizations in Châteauguay-Lacolle”, recalls the MP. “The 15 municipalities in our riding benefited from it. I hope it will be as successful in 2018! Don’t forget that our office is always available to assist you in the process.”
“Our government knows that when young people can get great work experience early in their careers, we’re helping ensure they have the best possible shot at success”, says the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Patty Hajdu. “That is why we are creating summer jobs for more young Canadians than ever.”
Since 2016, the Government of Canada has significantly increased its investment in the Canada Summer Jobs program by allocating an additional $339 million over three years to create more summer jobs for young Canadians.
Photo: Last year, the City of St-Urbain-Premier hired Rebecca Demers to do various tasks on the territory. Brenda Shanahan had the opportunity to meet her with former Mayor Francine Daigle.