Nater says Canada Summer Jobs employer notification comes too late, leaves students in employment limbo

STRATFORD – Perth-Wellington MP John Nater announced on Dec. 17 that the employer application process for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs 2019 program is now open.

“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,” said Nater. “I encourage employers to apply for funding to create jobs that will help students, employers and our local economies. Last summer 140 young people were employed across Perth-Wellington, creating jobs in our communities.”

Nater stated he is once again disappointed that, although he previously lobbied both the minister of finance and the minister of employment, workforce development and labour, the date for employer notifications still have not been moved up to allow for earlier hiring.

“Not only is 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 Nater.

“University and college students in particular must have an idea of where they will be working in the summer by mid-February.”

The application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2019 is Dec. 17 to Jan. 25. Employers can find information and submit applications at: