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Published on Friday, January 5, 2018

MP to create more youth jobs

$1 million translated into 510 summer jobs last year

MP to create more youth jobs
Photo by Nikki Wesley Metroland
Halton Green Screen's summer student Kaelin Barichello speaks with MP John Oliver during the Canada Summer Jobs recognition event at Town Hall on Thursday afternoon
Oakville Beaver

The federal government is once again encouraging local businesses to hire young people this summer by offering funding through its Canada Summer Jobs Program.

The funding is available to all not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers, and small businesses with up to 50 employees.

The Summer Jobs program provides businesses funding to create summer job opportunities and provide valuable work experience for full-time students aged 15 to 30 who intend to return to their studies in the next school year.

“Helping young Oakvillians develop their skills and gain valuable workplace experience will ensure that Canada’s strong economy and healthy middle class can continue to grow and succeed,” said Oakville MP John Oliver.

“Helping young Oakvillians develop their skills and gain valuable workplace experience will ensure that Canada’s strong economy and healthy middle class can continue to grow and succeed,” said Oakville MP John Oliver.

“After seeing the success of last year’s program, I’m excited to see the positive impact that this summer’s funding will have on Oakville’s businesses, organizations, and students.”

Not-for-profit employers can receive 100 per cent of the provincial minimum hourly wage and public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees across Canada can receive 50 per cent of the provincial minimum hourly wage.

Additional funding of up to $3,000 per student is available to accommodate students with disabilities who may need personal tools and adaptations to accomplish tasks within the workforce.

“The Canada Summer Jobs Program invests in our youth and gives them meaningful experience as they begin their careers,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “It also supports local organizations that help our community thrive.”


Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hajdu also discussed the program.

“Canada’s young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow- they are leaders today,” she said.

“That’s why the Government of Canada is creating summer jobs for more young Canadians than ever. We know that when young people can get great work experience early in their careers, we’re helping ensure they have the best possible shot at success.”

More than $1 million in federal funds through the Canada Summer Jobs Program created 510 summer jobs for Oakville youths in 2017.

The application period is open until Feb. 2 and interested applicants can visit <>this link. https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs.html?utm_campaign=not-applicable&utm_medium=vanity-url&utm_source=canada-ca_canada-summer-jobs.
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