When young Canadians get work experience in small businesses, they’re not just contributing to a vibrant sector of our economy; they’re getting a first-hand glimpse at a dynamic and promising career path.
Last year, through the Canada Summer Jobs program 321 jobs were created in Richmond Hill for a total funding of $748,531.
This year, CSJ focuses on our local priorities such as Special Events like Canada 150 and Sectors including Education and Training, Early Childhood and Seniors’ Care as well as not-for-profit organizations. Employers with applications that support and complement a number of national priorities are also encouraged to apply. National priorities include:
- employers involved in the welcome and settlement of immigrants (including Syrian refugees) in Canada;
- employers that hire Indigenous people;
- opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information, and Communications Technology (ICT);
- employers involved in activities celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation; and
- small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of new jobs.
If you have hired a student in the past, you know how beneficial it can be for your organization. You also know first-hand how important it is for students to gain much-needed skills and experience.
Thus, you are invited to take advantage of this great program and apply for funding for students that you require to help you. This year, applications are being accepted online from December 7, 2016 until February 3, 2017, with students starting their jobs as early as April 2017.
For more information on CSJ, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, visit the Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs, a Service Canada Office or by calling 1-800-935-5555.
You are also welcomed to contact your constituency office in Richmond Hill at 905. 707.9701.