Canada Summer Jobs 2016: More employers applying to hire students this summer

  • Page Views 2794
  • The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced today that a record number of applications have been received under Canada’s newly expanded Canada Summer Jobs program.

    The Minister announced today that the number of employers interested in hiring students this year has soared by almost 30 percent. In all, 36,833 applications have been received from employers, up from 28,352 last year.

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced last February that the Government would be providing support to hire up to 70,000 students across the country this summer through the expanded Canada Summer Jobs, doubling the 34,000 positions funded in 2015. The annual budget for Canada Summer Jobs was increased by $113 million for each of the next three years, beginning in 2016–17.

    Employers across the country heard the call. This year, through Canada Summer Jobs, the Government of Canada will be able to help more students get summer employment. These students will learn new skills and save money for their education when they return to school in September.

    Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create one or more 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.

    Employers will be notified in May regarding the status of their application.

    Quick Facts

    • The annual budget for Canada Summer Jobs will increase by $113 million for each of the next three years, beginning in 2016–17.
    • This is the first increase to the Canada Summer Jobs annual budget of $107.5 million since 2009.
    • Since its inception in 2007, Canada Summer Jobs has helped over 330,000 students.
    • In 2015, 300,000 students were unable to find jobs during the summer in Canada.

    Quote

    “We’ve promised to help Canada’s youth get ready for the job market, and this is a great start. I’m very proud to say that we’re delivering on our commitment to help youth gain the skills, job experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition to the workplace, during and after their studies.”

    – The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

    Associated Link

    Budget 2016

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 20 July 2018
      1 day ago No comment

      Ant Man and The Wasp (PG)

      Mini Marvels! Giant -sized fun is on tap big time in Ant Man and The Wasp. Trust Marvel Studios and Disney to come up with just a crackerjack fun time at the movies. Better than your typical superhero movie check out this crowd -pleaser at Cineplex Cinemas around BC. ...

    • 20 July 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      ABS-CBN Star Cinema’s “I Love You Hater” posts the truths and lies about love and what’s in between

      Star Cinema’s anniversary offering brings together Philippine Queen of Media Kris Aquino and young entertainment royalties JoshLia in a story that shows how hate is not the end and be of it all MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Is it possible to love someone you hate? The generational movie “I Love ...

    • 16 July 2018
      5 days ago No comment

      Manny Pacquiao is back!

      KUALA LUMPUR – “I’m back! With these words, Filipino boxing icon served notice to the whole world of his third coming after devastating losses he suffered the past seven years. Defeats dealt him by arch-rivals Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012 and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015, and only last ...

    • 16 July 2018
      5 days ago No comment

      Glaiza works hard in Contessa

      GLAIZA De Castro revealed that some of the episodes of her hit afternoon show, “Contessa,” are recorded in the morning and aired in the same afternoon. “Naubusan kasi kami ng stocked episodes,” she said. “Dalawang taping days namin, inabot ng maghapong ulan, lalo na ‘yung set in Daranak Falls ...

    • 16 July 2018
      6 days ago No comment

      Barbie as Happylou!

      Barbie Forteza has reason to rejoice because her primetime show, “Inday Will Always Love You,” continues to clobber its rival show in the ratings game. Her performance as the very positive and perky Happylou is truly a big winner as viewers just can’t seem to get enough of her. ...

    %d bloggers like this: