Federal Government Creates Thousands of Jobs for Young Canadians

January 10, 2021
Ottawa Journal (January 10 – January 14, 2021)
David Tilson, M.P. (Dufferin-Caledon)

Our Government recently announced increased support of the popular Canada Summer Jobs Program. This program provides employment opportunities to Canadian youth to obtain valuable tools, skills, and work experience they need to make a successful transition to the workplace. Now with increased funding by our Government, more opportunities will be created for students. This increased support will also serve to strengthen the economic recovery here at home and across the country.

    The Canada Summer Jobs Program is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students and is designed to focus on local priorities, while achieving tangible results for both students and their communities. The program aims to provide valuable work experience to students; support organizations, including those that provide important community services; and recognizes that local circumstances, community needs, and priorities vary widely.

    Program funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses to create high-quality summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years, who are full-time students and intend to return to school in the next school year.
In an effort to support Canadian youth and employers, our Government is permanently increasing the budget for Canada Summer Jobs Program by $10 million, bringing the total program budget to $107.5 million. This new funding will create as many as 3,500 additional jobs for students in summer 2011. The total budget will be allocated across the 308 constituencies. Specifically, the $10 million in new funding will be allocated each year using the most recent labour market information available on summer students.

    Applications will be available on February 1, 2021 and must be submitted by February 28, 2011. Interested employers can apply online at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2011 or at a local Service Canada Centre. For more information on the program, please feel free to contact my Orangeville constituency office at: 519-941-1832 (or toll free at: 1-866-941-1832) or my Bolton constituency office at: 905-857-6080 (or call toll free at 1-866-941-1832).
    The economy remains the top priority for our Government. By increasing funding to the Canada Summer Jobs Program, we are creating thousands of jobs for young Canadians that will, in turn, strengthen both the local and national economic recovery.