STRATFORD – Perth-Wellington MP John Nater announced on Jan. 30 that the employer application process for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs 2020 program is now open.
Nater stated “Through Canada Summer Jobs, young Canadians have the opportunity to gain the skills and experience they need to get jobs now and in the future. I encourage employers to apply for funding to create jobs that will help students, employers and our local economies. Last summer 179 young people were employed across Perth—Wellington, creating jobs in our communities.”
Nater noted however that the opening of the employer application period this year is six weeks later than last year.
After lobbying both the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour to improve the application process, the dates for employer applications and employer notifications still have not been moved up to allow for earlier hiring.
“Not only are this year’s application period and the April notification date much too late for most students to find out if they have a summer job, but employers also must budget and therefore need confirmation of whether or not they will receive funding well in advance of this date” said MP Nater.
“University and college students in particular must have an idea of where they will be working in the summer by mid-February.”
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students.
It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.
Funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses (under 50 employees) to hire qualified young people aged 15 to 30.
The application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2020 is Jan. 30 to Feb. 24.
Employers can find further information and submit applications at: www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj