Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

February 01, 2011 15:25 ET

Government of Canada Invites Employers to Apply for Canada Summer Jobs 2011

Increased support from the federal government strengthens local economic recovery

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 1, 2011) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today invited employers to submit their applications for funding through Canada Summer Jobs 2011.

Employers can apply online, at, or print an application form from the website. They can also get an application form by visiting any Service Canada Centre. Applications must be submitted between February 1 and February 28, 2011.

"The economy remains our government's top priority," said Minister Finley. "That's why, starting this year, we are creating thousands of new jobs for young Canadians, so they can find employment and gain the skills and experience they need to succeed. Our government's investment in the Canada Summer Jobs program will create as many as 3 500 more jobs for students this summer, strengthening the local economies of communities right across Canada."

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 to not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses to create high-quality summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 who are full-time students and intend to return to their studies in the next school year.

"Under the leadership of Prime Minister Harper, our government will continue to deliver the stability needed to support and protect the economic well-being and financial security of Canadian workers and businesses," added Minister Finley.

Canada Summer Jobs is an important part of the Government's long-term Youth Employment Strategy, which helps young people get the tools, skills and work experience they need to make a successful transition to the workplace. 

In 2010, the Government of Canada concluded agreements with approximately 22,000 organizations to fund about 37,000 summer jobs for students.

This news release is available in alternative formats upon request.

Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Finley
    Michelle Bakos
    Press Secretary
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office