Larry Maguire, MP for Brandon-Souris, is encouraging not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to apply for funding through Canada Summer Jobs to hire a local student.
MP Maguire said, "through the Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping students get the skills and training they need for jobs now and in the future. We encourage employers to apply for funding and create jobs that will not only benefit students but communities and local economies as well."
Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to employers which allows them to create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities while giving students the opportunity to learn skills and get experience in the
Not-for-profit employers could receive up to 100% of the provincial minimum hourly wage and mandatory employment-related costs. Public-sector employers and small businesses could receive up to 50% of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage.
Canada Summer Jobs 2014 is expected to create approximately 35,000 jobs, while helping employers address skills shortages. The program has helped over 260,000 students since it began in 2007.
Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2014.