April 27th, 2018 Kelowna, BC Employment and Social Development Canada
OTTAWA – Today, Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that the hiring season for Canada Summer Jobs 2018 has begun and local employers are now accepting applications.
The Government of Canada invites young Canadians to visit Canada.ca/Canada-Summer-Jobs to connect with employers who are hiring.
This year, for the first time, students can search for employers by province or territory, municipality or postal code, so they can apply to employers in their community.
In Kelowna-Lake Country, 232 jobs supported by $645,800 in funding were approved by the Government of Canada.
Since 2015, the Government of Canada has doubled the number of jobs created through the Canada Summer Jobs program creating meaningful, paid work experience for almost 70,000 students per year.
Additionally this year, more than 3,000 employers are first time funding recipients, ensuring thousands of fresh new experiences for young Canadians.
A summer job helps students gain new skills and valuable work experience while saving money for the school year ahead. Thanks to Canada Summer Jobs, young Canadians from across the country will be able to access thousands of job opportunities with small businesses, not-for-profit organizations and the public sector.
“Canada’s young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow—they are leaders today. That’s why our government is focused on ensuring more young Canadians get the skills and training they need to thrive. By helping more young Canadians get paid, meaningful work experience, we can ensure they have a fair shot at success.”
– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
“Once again this year, I want to thank all of our local employers for partnering with the Government of Canada and I encourage local students who are looking for a summer job to take advantage of this opportunity to develop their skills, gain valuable work experience and earn money.”
– Stephen Fuhr, CD, MP Kelowna-Lake Country
For more information: Stephen Fuhr, CD, MP 250 470-5075
- Not-for-profit employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 100% of the minimum hourly wage. Small businesses with 50 or fewer employees and public-sector employers can receive up to 50 percent of the minimum hourly wage.
- Canada Summer Jobs is part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy. Since 2005, the Youth Employment Strategy has helped over 900,000 young people gain the skills and work experience they need to find and keep good-quality jobs.
- Each year, the Government invests over $330 million in the Youth Employment Strategy. Budget 2016 announced an additional investment of $339 million over three years. This was followed by an additional investment of $395.5 million over three years in Budget 2017. These investments are helping more than 33,000 vulnerable youth develop the skills they need to find work or go back to school; create 15,000 new green jobs for young Canadians; and provide over 1,600 new employment opportunities for youth in the heritage sector.
- In 2017, the Government of Canada helped create nearly 70,000 summer job opportunities for students, which is double the number of jobs created through CSJ in 2015.
- Budget 2018 announced an investment of $448.5 million over five years to the Youth Employment Strategy. This funding will support the continued doubling of the number of Canada Summer Jobs opportunities in 2019.