MARKHAM, ON, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Employers can now apply for Canada
Summer Jobs 2014 funding, which will create thousands of job
opportunities for students across the country, today announced Costas
Menegakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and
Immigration and Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill, on behalf of
the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social
Development and Minister for Multiculturalism.
Canada Summer Jobs helps students gain the skills and experience they
need to be successful now and in the future, while earning money for
the upcoming school year.
"Our government is creating jobs, economic growth and long-term
prosperity. Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping students get the
skills and training they need for jobs now and in the future," said Mr.
Menegakis. "We encourage employers to apply for funding and create jobs
that will not only benefit students but communities and local economies
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
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.
The event took place at the Markham Museum, a past Canada Summer Jobs
recipient. This announcement is part of a series of events taking place
across the country to encourage employers to apply for Canada Summer
"Markham has proudly benefited from the Canada Summer Jobs program,"
said Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of Markham. "Students at the Markham Museum
gained valued work experience, while providing programs and services to
help residents and visitors celebrate and learn from our community's
200-year history. Working together with the Government of Canada on
this initiative contributes positively to Markham."
Canada Summer Jobs provides $107.5 million annually across all 308
federal constituencies to create student employment. 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.
Canada Summer Jobs is part of the Government's Youth Employment
Strategy. By investing in youth we are helping contribute to Canada's
economic growth and long-term prosperity.
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations,
public-sector employers and small businesses (i.e. businesses with
50 or fewer employees), to help create summer job opportunities for
Not-for-profit employers could receive up to 100 percent of the
provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage and mandatory
employment-related costs. Public-sector employers and small businesses,
with 50 or fewer employees, could receive up to 50 percent of the
provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage.
Employers can apply online at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj. Information about accessing this application is available by calling
1-800-935-5555, or by visiting any Service Canada Centre.
Completed applications may be submitted using one of the following
Online: Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2014, 23:59 Pacific Time.
Applying online is quick and easy.
In person: Applications must be submitted before the closing time of the local
Service Canada Centre on January 31, 2014.
By mail: Applications must be postmarked on or before January 31, 2014.
Canada Summer Jobs is part of the Government of Canada's Youth
Employment Strategy (YES). YES is the Government of Canada's commitment
to help youth make a successful transition to the workplace. With
annual funding of approximately $300 million, YES helps youth obtain
career information, develop employment skills, find jobs and stay
employed. Since 2006, YES has helped more than 555 000 young people
develop skills, to the benefit of the Canadian economy.
Youth employment programs are part of the Government of Canada's
strategy to connect Canadians with available jobs. Economic Action Plan
2013 proposes new measures to equip Canadians with the skills and
training they need to fill skills shortages and succeed in the Canadian
To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit actionplan.gc.ca.
The Government of Canada is helping youth plan their careers, learn new
skills and find jobs through enhanced online services available at youth.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Canada's Economic Action Plan
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