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Summer student assistance application deadline extended

UPDATE Jan 19 – Deadline extended to Feb 3!

Dec 19 – Local employers have a month to apply for assistance with summer students in the Canada Summer Jobs 2017 program.

“Last year, the CSJ funding allotment for the Bay of Quinte was more than double over the previous year, the number of jobs created was a full third higher, and the average number of weeks of work was substantially increased,” said Neil Ellis, MP Bay of Quinte. “This investment helps strengthen our not-for-profit sector by providing the resources they need to enhance access to their community services and helps small business owners expand capacity to meet increasing demand for their services often associated with the summer months. Importantly, the CSJ program gives our young people meaningful opportunities to develop work experience and save money for their post-secondary educations.”

In 2016, the Bay of Quinte received $800,000 in CSJ funding, resulting in 303 student jobs, and the average number of weeks of work increased from previous years.

All not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with up to 50 employees can apply for funding. The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program assists with summer job opportunities and valuable work experience for full-time student employees aged 15 to 30 years of age.

“In the Bay of Quinte area, local priorities focus on the not-for-profit and small business sectors, as well as special events in the community,” said Ellis in a statement. “However, all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.”

Employers are also invited to include applications that complement this year’s identified national priorities, which 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;

The application period runs until January 20, 2017. Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as April 2017.

• Not-for-profit employers can receive up to 100 per cent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage and mandatory employment-related costs.
• Public-sector employers and small businesses with up to 50 employees can receive up to 50 per cent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage.

For further information and to apply, visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs or a Service Canada Centre.

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