Canada Summer Jobs 2011 invites applications
Toronto: New employment opportunities would own up for the youth in Canada this summer, with a Summer Jobs program opening up for applications.
The Canadian Summer Jobs 2011 program, is an initiative by the Government of Canada. It aims to provide funding and create summer employment opportunities for students across the country. The initiative focuses on helping the students, and thus the community, prioritizing on local opportunities.
The program encourages organizations with 50 or more employees such as the public sector employers, not-for-profit organizations and small businesses to create job openings for the youth, while fulfilling the needs of their organization as well. It is aimed at young people between the ages of 15 and 30, who are full-time students and those who intend to return to their studies in the next school year.
The government program supports students by providing them work experience opportunities and supports organizations, including the community service organizations.
It would assess applicants on the basis of – service to local communities, jobs providing with career-related experience, jobs supporting local priorities or early work experience; jobs with a salary which would contribute towards the student’s income; employers providing the youth with supervision and mentoring; project activities that are directed toward members of, and support the vitality of, an official language minority community; and employers who intend to hire priority students (such as the students with disabilities, Aboriginal students and students who are members of visible minority groups).
The Canada Summer Jobs by the Canadian Government has been taking place for a number of years and has helped the tens of thousands of Canadian students to get employment. In the 2010 Canada Summer Program itself, approximately 22,000 different organizations created 37,000 jobs across the country.
This year the government also announced an extra boost to the program, which would permanently increase the budget for Canada Summer Jobs by $10 million. With the aid of this additional funding, the government hopes to create as many as 3,500 additional jobs for students and thus strengthen the local economies of communities across Canada.
The applications opened on February 1 and would be accepted till February 28th. Interested employers can apply online at www[dot]service canada[dot]gc[dot]ca/CanadaSummerJobs 2011 Summer Jobs 2011 or at their local Service Canada Centre.
This initiative features as an important part of the Canadian Government’s long-term Youth Employment Strategy, which aims to help and provide young people with the tools, skills and work experience they require to successfully make a transition to the workplace from education.