Randeep Sarai

Your member of parliament for


Surrey Centre

Randeep Sarai

Your member of parliament for


Surrey Centre

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Investing in Young Canadians

CSJ Extension

Canada Summer Jobs 2017 Application Period Extended

Summer work experience for students helps them prepare for good, well-paying jobs as they start their careers—strengthening our middle class and keeping our economy growing..

To get a greater number of Canadian youth working this summer, the deadline for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) employer application period has been extended. All not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with up to 50 employees will have another two-weeks to apply for funding from the Government of Canada.
The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program creates summer job opportunities and valuable work experience for full-time students aged 15 to 30 years old.

In Surrey Centre, the priorities include:
• organizations that provide services at cultural or sporting community events;
• organizations that provide programs and services to low income families, seniors, homelessness and youth at risk;
• organizations that help to integrate government assisted refugees;
• organizations that assist with the integration of children;
• organizations that provide programs and services for people with substance abuse issues including drug use prevention and/or mental illness;
• employers involved in activities celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation;
• employers focused on business improvement, revitalization, growth or enhancement; and
• employers focused on technology and innovation as a start-up company

Nevertheless, all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Employers are also invited to include applications that complement this year’s identified national priorities, which include:
• employers involved in the welcome and settlement of immigrants (including Syrian refugees) in Canada;
• employers that hire Indigenous people;
• opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information, and Communications Technology (ICT);
• employers involved in activities celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation; and
• small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of new jobs.

Don’t wait, apply today! The application period has been extended until February 3, 2017. Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as April 2017.

For further information and to apply, please visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs or a Service Canada Centre.

Canada Summer Jobs is part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy, which is its commitment to help young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition to the labour market.

“I encourage Surrey Centre not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program so that we can help our students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, while earning money for the upcoming school year.”

– Randeep Sarai, M.P.