• Mario Carr

Funding deadline to hire students for your Appleby Line business


Non-profit employers, small businesses and municipalities have until the end of February to apply for government funding to hire students under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program.

Over the years, the CSJ program has funded thousands of employers and created more than 330,000 student jobs. The Government of Canada is urging employers not to miss out on the opportunity to apply for funding, which can be used to support local community priorities such as sporting and cultural events through the hiring of students.

This year, organizations that help welcome and settle Syrian refugees, including students, can benefit from the program. Other employers that are encouraged to apply for funding include those who hire Indigenous people, those in cultural and creative industries and small businesses working to become more innovative, competitive and successful.

Hiring a student brings new energy, fresh ideas and relevant skills to your organization. It gives young Canadians the chance to break into a competitive job market, gain hands-on experience and save money for the upcoming school year.

Under the program, public-sector employers and small businesses, with 50 or fewer employees, can receive up to 50 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage. Not-for-profit employers can receive even more, with up to 100 percent of the minimum hourly wage covered, as well as employment-related costs.

Gaining tangible work experience is critical for students as they transition into the job market after graduation. Through Canada Summer Jobs, government and employers are making a valuable investment in the future of our youth and our economy.

Applying online is easy. Visit servicecanada.gc.ca/csj to submit your application before the March 11, 2016 deadline.

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