MP Strahl Encourages Employers to apply for Canada Summer Jobs Funding

OTTAWA – Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack—Hope is encouraging employers to apply for funding to hire young Canadians this summer through the 2020 Canada Summer Jobs program.
“I encourage Chilliwack–Hope not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program,” stated MP Strahl. “This program helps young Canadians develop their skills and gain valuable workplace experience, all while building our workforce.”

To get more youth working, small businesses with up to 50 employees, not-for-profit organizations and public-sector employers can now apply for funding for Canada Summer Jobs 2020. Applications can be submitted until February 24, 2020.

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program creates summer job opportunities that provide valuable work experience for youth aged 15 to 30. These jobs help them gain the skills and experience they need to successfully join the workforce.

“Constituents may recall the Trudeau Liberals’ Values test in 2018, when Canada Summer Jobs funding decisions were based on whether or not employers agree with the ideological positions of the Liberal Party of Canada,” continued MP Strahl. “I sincerely hope that the Liberal government will not be playing politics with the program again this year.”

“I believe that organizations should receive Canada Summer Jobs funding based on the quality of the job opportunity they are providing, and not on how closely their views align with the Trudeau Liberals,” concluded MP Strahl. “Conservatives will continue to stand up for Canadians to be treated equally by their government, regardless of their personal beliefs.”

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

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