Posted on 02/02/2013, 11:19 am, by mySteinbach

Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, is encouraging employers to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program to help create student jobs. The statement was made on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

“Our government’s top priorities are job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity,” said Minister Toews. “Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping Winnipeg employers create meaningful summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening our community’s economy.”

The Government of Canada continues to invest in youth to help them gain tangible skills and job experience while earning money for the next school year.

Funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses. Young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students and intend to return to school in the following school year can qualify for these job opportunities.

Employers can apply online at or print an application from the website. They can also get an application by visiting any Service Canada Centre. Applications must be submitted between February 1 and February 28, 2013.

To help employers complete their application, the Canada Summer Jobs Applicant Guide is available online, by calling 1-800-935-5555, or by visiting any Service Canada Centre.