More Funding for Hiring!
Canada Summer Jobs Program Renewed for Another Year
Canada Summer Jobs provides government funding for businesses with less than 50 employees, as well as not-for-profit and public sector organizations to hire new employees. For businesses, the subsidy is 50% of the adult minimum wage per student hired. For organizations, funding is up to 100% of the adult minimum wage per student hired. The length of employment must be for 30 to 40 hours/week for six to sixteen weeks. Employers can receive incentives for more than one employee so long as they do not exceed the maximum funding amount of $300,000. Eligible summer workers are Canadian citizens or protected refugees (as defined under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act), between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive), and are currently full time-students planning to return to their studies the next academic year. Government funding preference will be for jobs that:
- Support local priorities and community services
- Provide meaningful work experience and financial contribution
- Employ a visible minority, Indigenous person, new immigrant/refugee or a person with a disability
- Offer sound supervision and mentoring
- Offer services/support for the LGBTQ2 community
- Are directed toward members of, and support the vitality of, an official-language minority community
- Offer opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) or ICT (Information, Communications, or Technology) related fields, particularly for women
Supported work terms may begin April 23, 2018 and must end no later than September 1, 2018. Additionally, $3000 in government funding for businesses looking to offset “accommodation” costs of hiring a student with a disability may be available. All work placements are to be in Canada. Deadline to apply is February 2, 2018.
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