Thursday, December 1, 2016

Summer jobs program opens Dec. 5

The Canada Summer Jobs 2017 program opens to employer applications Dec. 5.

The reminder comes from John Nater, MP for Perth—Wellington.

“Through Canada Summer Jobs, young Canadians have the opportunity to gain the skills and experience they need to get jobs now and in the future,.” he says.

“I encourage employers to apply for funding to create jobs that will help students, employers and their local economies.”

The application process remans to January 20 and notifications to employers will go out in early to mid-April.

Nater said he’s disappointed that the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour have not taken his advice to move up the notification date so employers can hire students earlier.

University and college students must have an idea of where they will be working in the summer by mid-February,” he said.

“The mid-April notification date is much too late for most students to wait to find out whether or not they have a jo

Funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses (under 50 employees) to hire qualified young people aged 15 to 30, who are full-time students and intend to return to school in the fall.

Employers can find further information and submit applications at: