0201 - Getting a good-quality summer job is a great way to help young people gain valuable skills and workplace experience.
Small businesses with up to 50 employees, not-for-profit
organizations and public-sector employers in Nanaimo-Ladysmith can now apply for funding for Canada Summer Jobs 2020. The deadline for employer applications is Monday February 24, 2020.
The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program creates summer job opportunities
for youth aged 15 to 30. CSJ is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy to support youth, particularly those facing barriers, to transition to the labour market.
Not-for-profit employers can receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial
minimum hourly wage and mandatory employment-related costs. Small businesses with up to 50 employees and public-sector employers can receive funding for up to 50% of the provincial minimum hourly wage.
“The Canada Summer Jobs program is a win-win
for employers and youth,” said Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Paul Manly. “It allows small businesses to scale up their workforce for the summer months, community organizations can staff seasonal programs, and not-for-profits can undertake special projects
that require additional workers. These are good jobs that will help youth in our communities develop the skills, experience, and confidence they need to succeed in the workforce.”
For more information and to apply, please visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs or a Service Canada Centre.