WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Feb. 1, 2013) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today encouraged employers to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program to help create student jobs.
"Our government's top priorities are job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity," said Minister Toews. "Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping Winnipeg employers create meaningful summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening our community's economy."
The Government of Canada continues to invest in youth to help them gain tangible skills and job experience while earning money for the next school year.
Funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses. Young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students and intend to return to school in the following school year can qualify for these job opportunities.
Employers can apply online at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2013 or print an application from the website. They can also get an application by visiting any Service Canada Centre. Applications must be submitted between February 1 and February 28, 2013.
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.
This news release is available in alternative formats upon request.
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Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to help create summer job opportunities for students.
Not-for-profit employers are eligible for up to 100 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage and mandatory employment-related costs. Public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees are eligible for up to 50 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage.
Interested employers can apply online at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2013.
Completed applications may be submitted using one of the following methods:
- Online: Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2013, 23:59 Pacific Time. Applying online is quick and easy.
- In person: Applications must be received before the closing time of the local Service Canada Centre on February 28, 2013.
- By mail: Applications must be postmarked on or before February 28, 2013.
- By fax: Applications must be faxed to a Service Canada Centre by February 28, 2013, 23:59 local time.
Canada Summer Jobs is part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES). YES is the Government of Canada's commitment to helping youth make a successful transition to the workplace. With an annual budget of nearly $300 million, YES helps youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, obtain career information, develop employment skills, find jobs and stay employed.
Through Economic Action Plan 2012, the Government of Canada is providing an additional $50 million over two years to enhance YES through a new initiative that will connect young Canadians with jobs that are in high demand and help them develop tangible skills and gain work experience.
To learn more about Canada's Youth Employment Strategy and other youth employment initiatives, visit youth.gc.ca.