Canada Summer Jobs Program
Every year, I have actively encouraged local businesses and organizations to apply for the Canada Summer Jobs program and it has paid off. If local businesses and organizations do not apply, our community will not get the available funding.
Last year the Canada Summer Jobs program created 717 jobs in our community with $2,697,184 in funding.
This was a new record and up from 415 jobs last year, 530 in 2019, 495 in 2018 and 361 in 2017. In addition, the funding associated with those jobs has doubled the amount of money coming into our community in just three years. I applaud all the applicants for ensuring that our community gets its fair share.
The Canada Summer Jobs program provides funding to assist employers to create summer opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies this fall. With this funding, young people will learn or improve job skills and gain work experience with local employers in areas such as retail, hospitality, marketing, technology, research and communications.
If you are an employer and are having trouble filling a position, please consider applying for this program at https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs.html
If you are seeking employment opportunities is encouraged to visit www.jobbank.gc.ca to see a wide variety of career opportunities in Calgary and across Canada.
All jobs are required to be posted on www.jobbank.gc.ca to ensure equal access to all residents.