Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting the skills they need to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. The Canada Summer Jobs program provides funding to help create student summer job opportunities in the public sector, non-profit organizations, and small businesses. Since its launch in 2007, the program has helped approximately 330,000 youth to gain valuable work experience
A summer job is an important way for youth to unlock their professional potential. While developing their skills in a Canada Summer Job position, students are also earning money for the upcoming school year. This year Vancouver South received almost $720,000 in funding for the program, an increase of $145,000 from 2016.
This funding is in addition to our proposal in Budget 2017 to provide an additional $395.5 million over three years for the Youth Employment Strategy. This means more jobs for youth in our community to learn the skills they’ll need to build a brighter future.
See who’s hiring in our community and apply by June 30th!