Ca­na­da Sum­mer Jobs dead­line ex­ten­ded

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The Ca­na­da Sum­mer Jobs 2018 ap­pli­ca­tion per­iod has been ex­ten­ded un­til Fri­day, Fe­brua­ry 9.

All non-pro­fit or­ga­ni­za­tions, pu­blic-sec­tor em­ployers and small bu­si­nesses with up to 50 em­ployees are eli­gible to ap­ply for fun­ding from the federal go­vern­ment through this pro­gram. In Glen­gar­ry-Pres­cott-Rus­sell, the prio­ri­ty sec­tors fo­cus on tou­rism, culture, non-pro­fit or­ga­ni­za­tions, small bu­si­nesses, agri­cul­ture and fran­co­phone sta­ke­hol­der groups. Ho­we­ver, all eli­gible ap­pli­cants are en­cou­ra­ged to ap­ply. The dead­line has been ex­ten­ded by an ex­tra week.

The pur­pose of the Ca­na­da Sum­mer Jobs pro­gram is to create sum­mer job op­por­tu­ni­ties for full-time stu­dents, aged 15 to 30, who in­tend to re­turn to their stu­dies the fol­lo­wing year. This al­lows stu­dents to gain va­luable work ex­pe­rience, while al­so being able to earn mo­ney to pay for their edu­ca­tions. This pro­gram si­mul­ta­neous­ly en­cou­rages stu­dents, small bu­si­nesses, non-pro­fit and com­mu­ni­ty de­ve­lop­ment.

“I en­cou­rage Glen­gar­ry-Pres­cott-Rus­sell not-for-pro­fit or­ga­ni­za­tions, pu­blic-sec­tor em­ployers and small bu­si­nesses to ap­ply for fun­ding through the Ca­na­da Sum­mer Jobs pro­gram,” said Fran­cis Drouin, MP for Glen­gar­ry-Pres­cott-Rus­sell. “Hel­ping young Ca­na­dians de­ve­lop their skills and gain va­luable work­place ex­pe­rience will en­sure a strong economy and a heal­thy middle class.”

Non-pro­fit em­ployers are eli­gible to re­ceive up to 100 per cent of the pro­vin­cial or ter­ri­to­rial mi­ni­mum hour­ly wage, while pu­blic-sec­tor em­ployers and small bu­si­nesses with 50 or fe­wer full-time em­ployees are eli­gible for up to 50 per cent. All em­ployers may be eli­gible for ad­di­tio­nal fun­ding of up to $3000 per student with di­sa­bi­li­ties.

Since 2016, the federal go­vern­ment has in­crea­sed its in­vest­ments in the Ca­na­da Sum­mer Jobs Pro­gram, by al­lo­ca­ting an ad­di­tio­nal $339 mil­lion over th­ree years. Les em­ployeurs de Glen­gar­ry-Pres­cott-Rus­sell, qui n’ont pas en­core pré­sen­té une de­mande dans le cadre d’Em­plois d’été Ca­na­da 2018, ont une se­maine de plus pour le faire – jus­qu’au 9 fé­vrier. Comme par les an­nées pré­cé­dentes, tous les or­ga­nismes sans but lu­cra­tif, les em­ployeurs du sec­teur pu­blic et les pe­tites en­tre­prises comp­tant jus­qu’à 50 em­ployés peuvent pré­sen­ter une de­mande de fi­nan­ce­ment au­près du gou­ver­ne­ment du Ca­na­da, pour créer des em­plois d’été pour les étu­diants à temps plein âgés de 15 à 30 ans.

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