Friday February 3, 2012

Business News

Summer Job Funds Available

Local businesses can apply now for help with student employment later

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/file photo


ark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, invited local employers to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program to help create jobs for area students this summer.


"Everyone wins with Canada Summer Jobs. Small businesses, the public-sector and not-for-profit organizations gain eager new workers while students gain valuable real life work experience and cash for school," said Strahl.


Employers can apply online at 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.


"Job creation and economic growth remain the focus of our government which is why we have permanently increased funding this year," said Strahl.


In 2011, the Government of Canada permanently increased the annual budget for Canada Summer Jobs by $10 million. The increased funding is helping more students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, both now and in the future.


To help employers complete their application, the Canada Summer Jobs Applicant Guide is available online, by calling 1-800-935-5555, or by visiting any Service Canada Centre.



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