Government of Canada launches Canada Summer Jobs 2012
By Alyssa Dalton
February 7, 2012 – How are you preparing for the summer job rush? The Government of Canada has officially launched Canada Summer Jobs 2012, and is inviting employers across the country to apply for funding.
“Our government’s top priority is job creation and economic growth, and Canada Summer Jobs 2012 will provide up to 36 000 important job opportunities and experiences for students across the country,” said Pierre Poilievre, parliamentary secretary to the minister of transport, infrastructure and communities and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. “This program benefits students and employers alike and strengthens the economies of communities throughout Canada.”
In 2011, the Government of Canada permanently increased the annual budget for Canada Summer Jobs by $10 million.
Funding will be available for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for full-time students, ages 15 to 30, intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
“Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce, so by investing in them we are helping contribute to Canada’s long-term growth, competitiveness and overall prosperity,” added Poilievre.
Employers can apply online HERE or print an application from the website. Applications are also available at any Service Canada Centre. Applications must be submitted between February 1 and February 29, 2012.
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.