Canada summer jobs program Application deadline extended to March 11

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On February 12, the Government of Canada announced it will double the number of summer jobs for students and double the funding for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program to $220 million annually for the next three years. The new funding will help expand the number of youth who can be hired from 34,000 in 2015 to up to 70,000 this summer.

On February 12, the Government of Canada announced it will double the number of summer jobs for students and double the funding for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program to $220 million annually for the next three years. The new funding will help expand the number of youth who can be hired from 34,000 in 2015 to up to 70,000 this summer.
“I encourage Pontiac’s non-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses to apply for funding through CSJ so we can help our students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, while earning money for the upcoming school year,” said Pontiac MP Will Amos.
CSJ creates summer job opportunities and valuable work experiences specifically for youth aged 15 to 30 intending to return to their studies in the next school year. The program’s aim is also to help employers create summer job opportunities that focus on priorities important to their local communities. In the Pontiac, the
priorities focus on: Canada’s 150th anniversary; the following sectors: eco-tourism, agro-tourism, heritage tourism, recreational tourism, forestry, agriculture, professional services, manufacturing, research and development, technical and non-profit organizations; and projects emphasizing indigenous people, environmental protection, or seniors.
However, all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply and will be given consideration. The application period will run until March 11. Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as May 2016. For
further information and to apply, please visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca/
csj, call 1-800-935-5555, or visit a Service Canada Centre.
(AB)