Local employers in any sector with 50 or fewer employees are eligible for a funding program to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
According to MP Jamie Schmale, more than $680,791 in funding was by 99 different employees in our riding, creating a total of 306 youth jobs. Each year the program allows for the identification of local priorities within the assessment process. Local priorities may be added to ensure responsiveness to unforeseen circumstances or events. Special events identified in the course of assessment will be recognized in the assessment. Some examples of special events include summer festivals, community celebrations and agricultural fairs. Priority is also given to areas where summer jobs are scarce, and ones which experience high seasonal summer populations.
For more information on the Canada Summer Jobs program, visit www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs.html. KG