MANNVILLE - Leon Benoit Member of Parliament for Wainwright-Vegreville today encourages employers to apply for funding through the
Canada Summer Jobs program to help create jobs for students this summer.
“Whether it is high school students or college/university students summer jobs are an important source of income. Summer jobs not only provide essential income during the summer break but also help students to build up savings for when they head back to school,” said Benoit.
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees and is part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy.
“Our government’s top priority is job creation and economic growth. Through Canada Summer Jobs we are helping employers create much needed summer job opportunities for students as well as strengthening our community’s economy,” said Benoit.
Employers can apply online at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2012 or print an application from the website. They can also get an application by visiting any Service Canada Centre. Applications must be submitted between February 1 and February 29, 2012.