Elliot Lake – Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, MP Carol Hughes says it’s time for employers who want to participate in the Canada Summers Job program to submit their applications.
The program helps bring together young people looking for valuable workforce experience and employers who will receive assistance from the government to accommodate these workers.
“Investing in young people is key to our future prosperity and their development as well,” said Hughes. “Summer jobs are a big part of that which is why this program is so popular.”
The program helps place young workers in small businesses with up to 50 employees, not-for-profit organizations, and the public-sector. Employers in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing have until February 24, to apply for funding through Canada Summer Jobs 2020
The program creates summer job opportunities for youth aged 15 to 30 by paying all (non-profits) or up to 50% (small business and public-sector) of their wages.
“Canada Summer Jobs helps employers provide high-quality jobs while developing young people’s skills and experience,” said Hughes. “That’s why I encourage every eligible employer to consider applying.”
Employers are invited to submit applications that complement this year’s national priorities:
· Organizations providing services to or intend to hire youth who self-identify as being part of underrepresented groups or as having additional barriers to entering or staying in the labour market, as outlined below:
o new immigrant / refugee youth (new is defined as having arrived in Canada in the past five years);
o Indigenous youth;
o youth who have not completed high school;
o visible minorities / racialized youth;
o LGBTQ2 youth;
o women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); and,
o youth who have not previously been employed and for whom this would be their first job experience.
· Opportunities offered by organizations that provide services to persons with disabilities or intend to hire youth with disabilities.
· Opportunities for youth in rural areas, remote communities, or official language minority communities.
· Opportunities offered by organizations that focus on protecting and conserving the environment.
· Opportunities for youth to work in small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of jobs.