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Summer jobs funding extended

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Employment, Workforce Development and Labour minister Patty Hajdu announced Friday that, as in previous years, the employer application period for the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs program is being extended by an extra week (until Feb. 9).

Again this year, Canada Summer Jobs welcomes applicants from small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and faith-based organizations that provide quality summer jobs for students.

Along with supporting local priorities, employers are invited to submit applications that complement this year's national priorities:

  • employers who intend to hire youth who are in underrepresented groups, including new immigrant youth and refugees, indigenous youth, youth with disabilities, and visible minorities;
  • small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of jobs;
  • organizations that support opportunities for official language minority communities;
  • organizations that provide services and/or supports to the LGBTQ2 community; and
  • organizations that provide opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as information and communications technology, particularly for women.

Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as April.

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