Each year, the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program helps employers create valuable summer job opportunities for full-time students aged 15 to 30 years old, while strengthening local economies and communities across Canada.
CSJ provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. Not-for-profit employers can receive support for up to 100 per cent of the provincial minimum hourly wage as well as employment-related costs. Public-sector employers and small businesses can receive up to 50 per cent of the provincial minimum hourly wage.
CSJ focuses on our local priorities. I am also encouraging employers to come forward with applications that support and complement a number of national priorities. (See below for all the details.)
If you have hired a student in the past, you know how beneficial it can be for your organization. You also know first-hand how important it is for students to gain much-needed skills and experience and contribute to our community.
I encourage you to take advantage of this great program. This year, applications are being accepted online from Dec. 19, 2017, until Feb. 2, 2018.
If you would like to learn more, I invite you to attend one of two information sessions. A program representative will also be available to assist you in preparing your application.
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
1 to 3 p.m.
New Liskeard Community Hall, 90 Whitewood Ave. West
Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
1 to 3 p.m.
Discovery North Bay Museum (upper gallery), 100 Ferguson St.
For more information, visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs, a Service Canada Office or call 1-800-935-5555.
CANADA SUMMER JOBS 2018
Local priorities for Nipissing-Timiskaming
- Summer festivals and events
- Community celebrations
- Theatrical presentations
- Summer in the Park
- Areas that are experiencing high rural migration issues
- Municipal Governments
- Environment and waste management
- Day-care centres
- Youth camps
- Rental housing co-op
- Organizations that intend to provide a supervisory work experience
- Organizations that partner with other organizations
- Organizations that provide programs and services to seniors
- Small business
- Employers who intend to hire youth who are in underrepresented groups, including new immigrant youth/refugees, Indigenous youth, youth with disabilities, and visible minorities.
- Small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of jobs
- Organizations that support opportunities for official language minority communities
- Organizations that provide services and/or supports for the LGBTQ2 community
- Organizations that provide opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and information and communications technology (ICT), particularly for women.