Deadline looms for summer jobs program

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski is reminding area employers that the deadline to apply to Canada Summer Jobs 2016 is Feb. 26.

MP Wayne Stetski is encouraging local employers to get their applications in for the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski is reminding eligible area employers and organizations that the deadline for submitting applications to Canada Summer Jobs 2016 is Feb. 26.

“This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in the workforce. Programs like Canada Summer Jobs help bolster the local economy,” said Stetski. “I encourage eligible employers to apply for this funding and hire a student for the summer.”

The initiative helps to create job opportunities for students aged 15 to 30 in their communities. Funding is provided to not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers, and small businesses to assist with hiring students who will be returning to full-time studies in the next school year.

Assessments of the Kootenay-Columbia applications are guided by local priorities, employment factors within the constituency, on-the-job mentoring and career related experience, provision of sufficient salary and other criteria.This year, Canada Summer Jobs applications are available online.

For eligibility criteria and guidelines for completing the application, contact Service Canada or see servicecanada.gc.ca/csj.

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