By Morinville News Staff
Ottawa – Local employers are being encouraged to create student jobs and the federal government is offering some assistance to make it possible. Westlock – St. Paul Member of Paliament Brian Storseth encouraged businesses to apply for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs program.
“Our government’s top priorities are job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity,” Storseth said in a release Feb. 5. “Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping local employers create meaningful summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening our community’s economy.”
Canada Summer Jobs funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses. Full-time students between the ages of 15 and 30 who intend to return to school in the following school year are eligible for the job opportunities created through the program.
Potential program employers can apply for funding online at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2013. Applications are also available at any Service Canada Centre. The Canada Summer Jobs Applicant Guide is available online to assist employers with the application process. They may also call1-800-935-5555 or visit any Service Canada Centre for assistance. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 28.