Summer job program taking applications

Employers can now apply for funding for the Canada Summer Jobs 2014 program from the federal government.

Employers can now apply for funding for the Canada Summer Jobs 2014 program from the federal government.

Kootenay Columbia MP David Wilks said the funding will create thousands of job opportunities for students across the country.

Wilks was speaking on behalf of Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism. The government is creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity, Wilks said.

“Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping students get the skills and training they need for jobs now and in the future,” Wilks said. “We encourage employers to apply for funding and create jobs that will not only benefit students but communities and local economies as well.”

The program is meant to help students gain the skills and experience to help them succeed in both present and future endeavours, while also earning money for the next school year.

This year, the application period for employers to get Canada Summer Jobs funding has changed.

Applications are now available at and must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2014.

Wilks said the new timelines mean successful employers will be notified sooner and have more time to recruit students.

Funding is available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses. Jobs in the program are open to youths between the ages of 15 and 30, who are full-time students and intend to return to school in the fall.

Every year, Canada Summer Jobs provides $107.5 million across all 308 federal constituencies to create student employment.

Since 2007, the program has helped over 260,000 students.

Canada Summer Jobs 2014 is expected to create approximately 35,000 jobs, while helping employers address skills shortages.

Canada Summer Jobs is part of the Government, Youth Employment Strategy.

Wilks said by investing in youth they are helping contribute to Canada’s economic growth and long-term prosperity.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Emergency services personnel responding to 14th Ave accident

Emergency services personnel have responded to a motor vehicle accident on 14th… Continue reading

Evacuation order downgraded in Fairmont, alert remains in place

An evacuation order has been downgraded for properties along Fairmont Creek, but… Continue reading

A German word blitzes the English language

World O’ Words: Lightning quick, on offense and defense

Top Cranbrook administration official resigns

CAO David Kim, who has been on medical leave since last summer, is leaving the City of Cranbrook

Mt. Baker RV Park in Cranbrook reopens

Just in time for summer, the Mount Baker RV Park in downtown… Continue reading

B.C. records four new COVID-19 cases, Abbotsford hospital outbreak cleared

Four senior home outbreaks also declared over, eight still active

RCMP, coroner investigate murder-suicide on Salt Spring Island

Two dead, police say there is no risk to the public

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

Bateman program encourages people to sketch outside, connect with nature

#MyNatureSketch initiative encourages Canadians to become ‘bright-eyed three year olds’

Be cautious expanding COVID-19 bubble, Dr. Bonnie Henry tells B.C.

Senior homes stay off-limits as schools, businesses reopen

Most Read