Ottawa, ON- Dave MacKenzie, Member of Parliament for Oxford, today is inviting employers to apply for funding through the 2014 Canada Summer Jobs program. 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’s top priorities are job creation, economic growth, and long-term prosperity,” said MP MacKenzie. “Through the Canada Summer Jobs program, we are helping Oxford employers create meaningful summer opportunities for students, while strengthening our local economy.”
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 shortage.
Funding will be available for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses. Young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students and intend to return to school in the following school year can qualify for these job opportunities.
Employers will be able to apply online at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj or print an application from the website starting today. Employers can also obtain an application by visiting any Service Canada Centre. The deadline to submit applications is January 31, 2014. This new timeline means successful employers will be notified sooner and have more time to recruit students.
To support employers, the Canada Summer Jobs Applicant Guide is also available online. This guide provides instructions on how to fill out an application, information on eligibility requirements, and the assessment criteria.