Government of Canada Supports Summer Jobs for Youth

Ottawa, ON– Employers can now apply for funding under Canada Summer Jobs 2015 today, announced Dave MacKenzie, Member of Parliament for Oxford. The funding will create thousands of job opportunities for students across the country.

Funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses to hire qualified young people aged 15 to 30, who are full-time students and intend to return to school in the fall. It is estimated that up to 35,000 young Canadians will benefit from summer employment while helping employers address skills shortages.

Since 2006, the Government of Canada has helped over six million young Canadians receive experience, training, and skills needed for better jobs. Part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy, 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.

Quick facts

• Employers may submit applications at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj by January 30, 2015.

• Since 2006, the Youth Employment Strategy has helped more than 611,000 young people develop skills.

• The Canada Summer Jobs program delivers $107.5 million annually across the country.

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“Our government’s priorities are creating jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity. Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping young Canadians get the skills and experience they need to get jobs now and in the future. I encourage employers to apply for funding to create jobs that will help students, employers, and their local economies.”

Dave MacKenzie, Member of Parliament for Oxford