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Canada Summer Jobs 2024: Application period for employers is now open

Over the last two years, the CSJ program has contributed $2,610,820 to the riding, creating 777 jobs
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Student city workers are busy filling and handing out sandbags. Jeff Turl/BayToday.

The employer application period for Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2024 is now open.

“This program creates opportunities to empower youth through meaningful experiences that help them to succeed," says MP Anthony Rota.

According to a release, over the last two years, the CSJ program has contributed $2,610,820 to the riding, creating 777 jobs.

Employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees can apply for funding until 11:59 pm on January 10, 2024, to hire young Canadians next summer. Full-time job placements will become available starting in April 2024.

In Nipissing-Timiskaming local priorities will focus on the following:

  • Projects supporting local and regional tourism development.
  • Projects supporting small businesses.
  • Projects supporting not-for-profit organizations.
  • Support for projects in arts, entertainment, and recreation.
  • Support for projects in agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting.

Each year, the Government establishes national priorities for CSJ to reflect Canada’s diverse population and evolving needs. The priorities for CSJ 2024 are:

  • Youth with disabilities or with organizations that provide services to persons with disabilities;
  • Youth that are underrepresented in the labour market, including:
    • Black and other racialized youth
    • Indigenous youth
    • 2SLGBTQI+ youth
  • Youth in rural areas, remote communities, or official language minority communities;
  • Provide exposure or experience related to the skilled trades, which may include opportunities in the residential construction sector;
  • Sustainable jobs that support the protection of the environment or delivering positive environmental outcomes.

CSJ 2024 will aim to create 70,000 summer jobs for young Canadians, emphasizing creating jobs for youth facing barriers to employment.