Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Students eligible for farm-work subsidy

The Canada Summer Jobs Program is accepting applications until Jan. 29 for a 75 per cent subsidy for student employees.

The program is open to farmers as well as others and this year the government is prepared to support 120,000 students compared with 80,000 last summer.

Similar to last year, workers can stay on the job until late February. They can also be hired for part-time work. The program is open to students between ages 15 and 30.

Only farms employing fewer than 50 quality and farmers must demonstrate that they can provide quality work experience.