It may be -30 C with a screaming windchill, but the federal government would like to assure you that summer is coming.
In fact, organizations that want Ottawa’s help in hiring summer students had better get cracking — applications for funding for this year’s Canada Summer Jobs program open today and will only be accepted until the end of February.
More than a quarter-million dollars is available for organizations in Brandon-Souris.
“Our government’s top priority remains the economy and the summer jobs program will directly support students and local organizations,” said Merv Tweed, the Conservative MP for Brandon-Souris. “I encourage employers in Brandon-Souris who are eligible for this program to get involved and help create employment opportunities for young Canadians.”
Funding is available to community based organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to create high-quality summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students and intend to return to school in the next year.
Interested employers can apply online at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2013 or at their local Service Canada Centre.
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