Cannan: Government of Canada Supports Jobs for Students

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) provides funding for [qualified organizations] to create summer jobs for full-time students…

For many years, Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) has been helping local employers create much-needed summer job opportunities for students.   CSJ provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses to create summer jobs for full-time students (15 to 30 years old) who intend to return to their studies in the next school year. It helps students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, while earning money for the upcoming school year.

The employer application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2015 is now open. Applications are available at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj and must be submitted by January 30, 2015.

Since 2006, the Government of Canada, in partnership with employers, has helped over six million young Canadians receive experience, training, and skills needed for better jobs.

Investing in students benefits our community, economy and society as a whole; it’s a win-win for both students and employers and I strongly encourage employers to apply for funding and give students the opportunity to develop the skills and gain the work experience they need to be successful.

Funding for Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC)

Just before the Christmas break, Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Dr. Kellie Leitch paid us a visit to announce funding for Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC).

The Minister also participated in a roundtable with the Kelowna Women’s Leadership Network to seek input on entrepreneurship and the 2015 federal budget.

This valuable feedback builds on discussions from the BC Economic Forum: Women as a Catalyst for Growth, held in Vancouver earlier this year.

Working forums like these are focused on identifying barriers and finding potential solutions that will help women fully participate in the BC economy by increasing the number of women in senior leadership, as entrepreneurs, and through greater participation in the trades and emerging sectors.

The project funding for WEC will provide more opportunities for women from all regions of the province to identify ways in which government, corporations and individuals can reach these goals.

Laurel Douglas, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre, and her team do an excellent job ensuring women retain a strong presence in our local economy and across the province of British Columbia.

I value the relationships Minister Kellie Leitch and our government have and continue to foster with organizations like Women’s Enterprise Centre.  The input we receive through these partnerships is invaluable and helps support our government’s economic priorities of job creation, growth and long-term prosperity for our community and communities throughout the province of British Columbia.

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