A note from Karen McCrimmon, Member of Parliament for Kanata-Carleton invites businesses to hire full-time students for the summer.
Each year, the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program helps employers like you to create valuable summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening local economies and communities across Canada. In fact, CSJ has provided job opportunities to over 330,000 students since its inception.
CSJ provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to create summer jobs for full-time students (aged 15 to 30) who intend to return to their studies in the next school year.
While CSJ focuses on our local priorities, this year I (K. McCrimmon) am encouraging employers to come forward with applications that also support and complement a number of national priorities.
These include support for:
• organizations that welcome and help in the settlement of Syrian refugees in Canada, as well as Syrian students;
• Indigenous people, who are among the fastest-growing segments of the Canadian population;
• small businesses to become more innovative, competitive and successful, recognizing their key contribution to the creation of new jobs; and
• cultural and creative industries to create jobs and to strengthen our rich Canadian identity.
o This latter priority will support the planning of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
This year, applications will be available online beginning must be submitted by February 26, 2016. The goal is to allow for students to begin employment as early as May 2016.
For an application information, contact: Service Canada website or visit a Service Canada Office.