NIAGARA FALLS- Tony Baldinelli, Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, is hosting an employer information session for the 2020 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program.
This information session will take place at the Memorial Room of the Gale Centre (5152 Thorold Stone Road, Niagara Falls, ON) on February 13, 2020 from 6pm-8pm. Space will be limited, so interested employers are asked to register their attendance in-advance by RSVPing online, emailing [email protected], or by calling (905) 353-9590.
At the information session, all participants will be asked to sign-in. Then, a Senior Program Development Officer from Service Canada will give a presentation about the program and answer any outstanding questions from the audience.
“I encourage local not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers, and small businesses from the riding of Niagara Falls, which includes Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie, to attend this information session if they have any questions pertaining to the 2020 Canada Summer Jobs program.”
– Tony Baldinelli, M.P. for Niagara Falls
Canada Summer Jobs 2020 is a key youth employment program provided through the Department of Employment, Workforce Development, and Disability Inclusion. It provides valuable work experience for youth aged 15 to 30. These jobs help them gain the skills and experience they need to successfully join the workforce. Investing in young people is key to ensuring Canada’s prosperity.
Small businesses with up to 50 employees, not-for-profit organizations and public-sector employers in Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Fort Erie can now apply for CSJ funding. The application period closes on February 24, 2020.
In the federal riding of Niagara Falls, the local priorities focus on projects supporting:
- Not-for-profit organizations
- Local and regional tourism development
- Environmental protection
- Persons with disabilities
- Children and/or youth
Employers can also meet a list of national priorities, which can be found online at Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs or by visiting a Service Canada Centre.
- Not-for-profit employers can receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial/territorial 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/territorial minimum hourly wage.
- CSJ is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which was recently modernized to support youth, particularly those facing barriers, to transition to the labour market.