The deadline for employers to get their applications in for the Canada Summer Jobs program has been extended by nine days.
Canada Summer Jobs Program gives tens of thousands of young Canadians the chance to gain skills and valuable work experience, which will help them start a meaningful career.
And now there’s more time to get the applications in, annoucned employment minister Patty Hajdu.
To ensure young Canadians have as many good quality summer job opportunities as possible, the employer application period for the 2019 Canada Summer Job (CSJ) program is extended until Feb. 3.
Employers in Cloverdale can now apply for federal funding to hire youth for summer jobs.
The Canada Summer Jobs program is a federal initiative that provides funding for summer job opportunities for youth ages 15 to 30 in communities across the country.
This year, several changes have been made to the program, following feedback from stakeholders.
More notably, after controversy following the 2018 version of the program, which required applicants to state that their organization’s core mandate did not work to undermine constitutional, human and reproductive rights, the federal government clarified application requirements. In 2018, the application required an organization to support reproductive rights, including access to abortion, which angered some faith-based groups.
In the 2019 Canada Summer Jobs program, an organization can apply for funding as long as the projects and jobs that the employee would take on do not “actively work to undermine or restrict a woman’s access to sexual and reproductive health services,” “advocate intolerance,” or restrict access to services on the basis of sex, religion, race, sexual orientation or disability.
This year, the jobs program is supporting underrepresented groups of youth, trades jobs, opportunities in rural communities, opportunities in organizations that support seniors, and jobs at small businesses.
Through the federal program, not-for-profit employers can receive 100 per cent wage funding, and public-sector and small private-sector employers can receive 50 per cent wage funding.
The applications for Canada Summer Jobs 2019 are due by Jan. 25. For more information, or to apply, visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs or a Service Canada Centre.
There will also be an employer information session for Cloverdale-Langley City constituents on Jan. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Timms Community Centre (20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley). Attendance is free of charge, but those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to 604-575-6595.