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    Canada Summer Jobs 2019 application period for employers extended

    January 25, 2019

    Employers who haven't already applied are invited to do so today

    The Canada Summer Jobs Program gives tens of thousands of young Canadians the chance to gain skills and valuable work experience, which will help them start a meaningful career.

    Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that to ensure young Canadians have as many good quality summer job opportunities as possible the employer application period for the 2019 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program is being extended until February 3, 2019.

    For 2019, changes have been made to CSJ that will make it easier than ever for employers to provide good quality summer jobs, and for young people to access them:

    - Fewer barriers to good quality jobs: expanded eligibility to include all youth between the ages of 15-30 who are legally entitled to work in Canada – not just students.
    - Updated eligibility criteria: the eligibility criteria for employers have been changed.
    - Better job matching: All positions will be posted on jobbank.gc.ca and on the mobile app, to help match young people to employers and good quality jobs.

    Every year, CSJ welcomes applicants from small businesses, not-for-profit organizations and public-sector employers that provide quality summer jobs for youth.

    Along with supporting local priorities, employers are invited to submit applications that complement this year's national priorities:

    - organizations that provide services to, or intend to hire, youth who self-identify as being part of underrepresented groups or who have additional barriers to the labour market;
    - opportunities for youth to gain work experience related to the skilled trades;
    - opportunities for youth in rural areas and remote communities, and Official Language Minority Communities;
    - small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to job creation; and
    - organizations that deliver support or services to seniors.

    Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire youth as early as April 2019. For more information and to apply for funding, please visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs or visit a Service Canada Centre.

    Employment and Social Development Canada

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