Rota hosts session for employers
Not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with up to 50 employees can now apply for federal summer job funding.
The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program provides funding for summer jobs for youth aged 15 to 30 and also helps employers fill labour gaps during the summer months.
Nipissing-timiskaming MP Anthony Rota will host an information session for potential applicants who would like to learn more about the program Monday from 10 a.m.-noon at North Bay Museum (upstairs meeting room), 100 Ferguson St. RSVP: 705-474-3700 This year, eligibility has been expanded to all youth aged15-30 who are legally entitled to work in Canada – not just students.
All positions will be posted on jobbank.gc.ca to get the word out and help match young people with employers.
Not-for-profit employers can receive 100 per cent of the provincial minimum wage. Publicsector employers and private sector employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees can receive 50 per cent.
Applications for Canada Summer Jobs are being accepted until Jan. 25. For more information and to apply, visit Canada.ca/canadasummer-jobs, a Service Canada Centre or call 1-800-935-5555.