Canada opens summer jobs to help students and the Canadian community
Since the years 2009 and 2010, Canada has increased its funding for summer jobs as one of its action plan that would help the growth of its economy in during the last economic downturn.
The funding and the program is made to help Canadian students have a work experience that would also help the non-profit organizations, public sector employers as well as small businesses create a high-quality job experiences for students aging from 15-30.
The Canadian Summer Job Program for students
By this program, the non-profit organizations hiring students for their summer jobs would actually get about 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage as well as the mandatory related costs of hiring a student. The public sector employers and small businessmen on the other hand will be getting about 50% of the wage. And as of July 2010, there were about 22,100 agreements have been signed to support the creation of about 39,000 jobs in the country and among these jobs, about 3,600 are attributed to the funding made through the action plan for the economy.
The people qualified for applying the program are the non-profit organizations, the public sector employers as well as small businessmen that were to hire students for a work experience by doing a summer job in the country.
Sectors that would benefit from the Canadian Summer Job Program
The program also is designed to help employers create work experiences for students that would help focus on local priorities and also helping the students and the employers, as well as their communities. Its aim is to provide work experiences for students, support organizations especially those that provide important community services and recognizes that local circumstances, the community needs and priorities vary widely.
The qualifications and criteria for the Canadian Summer Job Program
Also, the criteria that will be set to assess the proposal for summer jobs will include and give focus on services to local communities, jobs that support local priorities, jobs providing career-related experiences or early work experiences, jobs that have a salary that will contribute to the student’s income, projects that are directed towards and will support the vitality of an official language minority community, employers that will give supervision and mentoring, as well as those employers who are intending to hire priority students, like students with disabilities, as well as aboriginal students and students that belong to a minority group.
Interested employers can apply to the program based on the following criteria: eligibility, instructions for completing the Canada Summer Jobs application, assessment process, and approval process. And before completing the application, the employers must be consulted by the Canada Summer Jobs Application Guide and the local priorities will be reviewed for their constituencies, which are available online of through any Service Canada Centers, nationwide.
The application for the 2011 Canadian Summer Jobs will be from February 1-28, 2011.