December 7, 2016 – Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge – Dan Ruimy is pleased to announce the opening of the application process for the Canada Summer Jobs 2017 program. It is important to support those in our community through funding from the Government of Canada to hire local youth to gain tangible work experience. Similar to last year MP Ruimy is opening up the application process to not only not-for-profit organizations, but also small businesses with less than 50 employees.
The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program creates summer job opportunities and valuable work experience for full-time students aged 15 to 30 years old. It is part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy, which seeks to help young people gain skills, work experience and abilities that they need to add to their success in their future careers. The CSJ program further strengthens our local communities by creating new jobs and promoting local organizations and businesses.
To further assist organizations and businesses new to the program, MP Rumiy’s office will be holding information sessions to provide applicants with the support they need. Information sessions will be held on:
December 19, 2016 at 1:00-2:30pm &
January 5, 2017 at 10:00-11:30am
The application period runs from December 7, 2016 through January 20, 2017. Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as April 2017.
For further information and to apply, please visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj or a Service Canada Centre.
“The Canada Summer Jobs program is a tremendous opportunity to hire energetic, enthusiastic students and give our youth valuable work experience. This will strengthen our middle class and keep our economy growing. Canada’s prosperity will increasingly depend on young people getting the skills and experience they need to prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”
– The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour