Canada Summer Jobs 2018 Hiring Season Kicks Off: more than 5,100 jobs available for students in Lower Mainland
From: Employment and Social Development Canada
Government of Canada funds work experience for local students
May 14, 2018 Lower Mainland, British Columbia Employment and Social Development Canada
A strong middle class and a growing economy depend on young Canadians getting the skills and work experience they need to succeed. That’s why the Government of Canada has doubled the number of jobs created through the Canada Summer Jobs program since 2015, creating meaningful, paid work experience for almost 70,000 students per year.
Today at the Semiahmoo House Society, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, accompanied by Gordie Hogg, Member of Parliament for South Surrey—White Rock, announced that the hiring season for Canada Summer Jobs 2018 has begun and employers are now accepting applications. Here in Lower Mainland, the Government of Canada is funding more than 5,100 jobs for local students.
Once again this summer, tens of thousands of students across Canada aged 15 to 30 will get great job opportunities while earning money to help pay for next year’s tuition. The Government of Canada invites young Canadians to visit Canada.ca/Canada-Summer-Jobs to connect with employers who are hiring in their communities. This year, for the first time, students can search for employers by province or territory, municipality or postal code, so they can apply to employers in their community.
This year, more than 3,000 employers are first‑time funding recipients, ensuring thousands of fresh new experiences for young Canadians. This year’s jobs fulfill five national priorities, designated by the Government of Canada, including:
- employers who intend to hire youth from underrepresented groups, including youth who are new immigrants and refugees, Indigenous youth, youth with disabilities and visible minorities;
- small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of jobs;
- organizations that support opportunities for official language minority communities;
- organizations that provide services and/or supports to the LGBTQ2 community; and
- organizations that provide opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and information and in communications technology, particularly for women.
A summer job helps students gain new skills and valuable work experience while saving money for the school year ahead. Thanks to Canada Summer Jobs, young Canadians from across the country will be able to access thousands of job opportunities with small businesses, not-for-profit organizations and the public sector.
“Canada’s young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow—they are leaders today. That’s why our government is focused on ensuring more young Canadians get the skills and training they need to succeed and Canada Summer Jobs is an incredibly important program for helping young people achieve this. Providing students with opportunities for paid, meaningful work experience, helps ensure they have a fair shot at success.”
– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
“Creating jobs for young Canadians is a win-win for everyone. Students are able to develop their skills and gain valuable workplace experience while earning money for their tuition, employers benefit from new energy and ideas, and our economy thrives by ensuring a healthy middle class.”
– Gordie Hogg, Member of Parliament for Member of Parliament for South Surrey—White Rock
“Semiahmoo House Society very much appreciates the Canada Summer Jobs program. It enables us to do activities and projects we might not have been able to do without the extra staffing. The students have been able to experience our line of work and many have enjoyed their time with us so much that once school is over, they intend to seek regular employment with us. The Program greatly assists our recruiting efforts and helps to showcase the valuable work in our sector and its potential as worthwhile career.”
– Stephanie Green, Director of Human Resources, Semiahmoo House Society
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