MAY 29, 2018
ST. JOHN’S – Once again this summer, tens of thousands of students across Canada aged 15 to 30 will get a great job opportunity—all while earning money to help pay for next year’s tuition.
A strong middle class and a growing economy depend on young Canadians getting the skills and work experience they need to succeed. That is 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.
Here on the Avalon, that means that more than 1,700 jobs will be created through over $4.1 million in funding for local students. Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that the hiring season for Canada Summer Jobs 2018 has begun and employers in St. John’s and on the Avalon Peninsula are now accepting applications.
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’s jobs fulfill five national priorities, designated by the Government of Canada, including:
- employers who intend to hire youth from underrepresented groups, including new immigrant youth 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 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 Summer Jobs will make a real difference for more than 1,700 students on the Avalon Peninsula—and 4,000 students across Newfoundland and Labrador. This program not only helps students gain the skills and work experience they need to be successful but also gives employers the opportunity to benefit from the energy and drive of our youth.”
– The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs