Employers can now apply to get funding to hire young Canadians this summer.
NIAGARA FALLS- Tony Baldinelli, Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, is pleased to announce local employers can now apply with the federal government to receive funding for the 2020 Canada Summer Jobs program.
To get more youth working, 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 have until February 24, 2020 to submit their applications.
The Canada Summer Jobs program creates summer job opportunities that provide 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. Getting a good-quality summer job is a great way to help young Canadians gain valuable skills and workplace experience toward starting a meaningful career—all while helping build our workforce.
Providing high-quality jobs helps small businesses and not-for-profit organizations hire youth in quality jobs while also supporting our local communities. In the federal riding of Niagara Falls, local priorities focus on jobs supporting:
- Not-for-profit organizations
- Local and regional tourism development
- Environmental protection
- Persons with disabilities
- Children and/or youth
Furthermore, employers are invited to submit applications that complement this year’s national priorities, which can be found online at Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs or by visiting a Service Canada Centre. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.
“I encourage Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Fort Erie not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Helping young Canadians secure summer jobs will help them pay or save for school, develop skills, and provide them with valuable workplace experience.”
– Tony Baldinelli, M.P. for Niagara Falls
“Programs like Canada Summer Jobs give youth across Canada a chance to develop their skills and gain valuable work experience through quality job opportunities. This benefits youth, employers and communities everywhere in the country. I look forward to another successful season as we help equip our young leaders to participate in our thriving economy, both today and tomorrow.”
– The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
- 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.