I’m pleased to announce that the Canada Summer Jobs budget for 2011 in our constituency will be $393,933.
The Government of Canada is committed to helping youth find employment and gain skills and experience they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
That is why we have permanently increased the budget for Canada Summer Jobs 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 across the country in summer 2011.
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 year.
Applications will be available on February 1, 2011, and must be submitted by February 28, 2011.
Interested employers can apply online at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2011 or at their local Service Canada Centre.
Canada Summer Jobs is an important part of the Government’s long-term Youth Employment Strategy, which helps young people get the tools, skills and work experience they need to make a successful transition to the workplace.