Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South, today announced an unprecedented allotment of Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) funding in the riding of $978,000 for 2019 (up from $284,000 in 2015).
The hiring season for CSJ 2019 has now begun and is open until July 12th. It is anticipated that this funding will increase the number of students eligible for this program in Northumberland—Peterborough South from 113 in 2015 to over 337 this year. 162 businesses, non-profits, and municipalities will benefit from this opportunity. This year’s funding represents a total of $2.2 million invested in our youth and our economy over the past three years.
“Canada Summer Jobs is a very important program for youth in our community,” said Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South. “Not only does it help to create job opportunities for 337 young people in Northumberland—Peterborough South this summer, but the experiences and skills that they will gain from these summer jobs will be valuable for their future careers as well.”
The Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs program provides young Canadians with meaningful work experience. For many, a Canada Summer Job is their first experience in the workforce and a great opportunity to begin building a resume. By doubling the number of Canada Summer Job opportunities to over 70,000, the Government is helping more young people get hands-on work experience and save money.
The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, has said of this program:
“Canada’s young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow—they are leaders today. That’s why our government, through CSJ, is focused on ensuring more young Canadians get the skills and experience they need to succeed in our changing economy. Providing young Canadians with opportunities for paid, meaningful work experience helps to ensure they have a fair chance at success.”
This year all youth between the ages of 15 and 30 who are legally entitled to work in Canada are eligible to apply for positions, not just students. For the first time. all available positions can be searched on JobBank.gc.ca/youth, and on the JobBank App. For more information on CSJ, visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs, a Service Canada Office, or call 1-800-935-5555.