Federal government investing in young Canadians

Local MP Jati Sidhu encourages local employers to invest in youth

  • Jan. 14, 2016 5:00 p.m.

As part of the government of Canada’s youth employment strategy, not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees looking to hire young people for summer 2016 can now apply for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program.

CSJ creates summer job opportunities for youth aged 15 to 30 who are intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

Through CSJ, students can gain valuable work experience and a foothold in the workforce.

The program also helps local employers create summer job opportunities for students in their communities that reflect local priorities.

“The Canada Summer Jobs program is an excellent opportunity for local employers to create jobs for students in our riding,” said MP Jati Sidhu. “Investing in our youth is crucial, to enable them to gain experience and develop the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace. I strongly encourage not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon to apply for the funding.”

The application period runs until Feb. 26 and employers will be able to have students at work starting in early May.

Canada Summer Jobs is part of the government’s Youth Employment Strategy, which is its commitment to help young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience, and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj or visit a Service Canada Centre.