Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, today encouraged employers to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program to help create jobs for students this summer.
Employers can apply online at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2012 or print an application from the website. They can also get an application by visiting any Service Canada Centre. Applications must be submitted between February 1 and February 29, 2012.
“Our government’s top priority is job creation and economic growth,” said Preston. “Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping our Elgin-Middlesex-London employers create much-needed summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening our community’s economy.”
“Employment for youth is important at anytime to help build skills and experience. With the current economic situation, opportunities under this program are even more vital to assist with post-secondary education and their future careers,” said Preston.
To help employers complete their application, the Canada Summer Jobs Applicant Guide is available online, by calling 1-800-935-5555, or by visiting any Service Canada Centre.
Funding will be available for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to create high-quality summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
In 2011, the Government of Canada permanently increased the annual budget for Canada Summer Jobs by $10 million. The increased funding is helping more students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, both now and in the future.