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Canada Summer Jobs logoThe federal Canada Summer Jobs program is designed to provide youth with quality work experiences.

Funding available to create summer jobs for students

Do you plan on hiring a student for summer 2020? The federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs program is designed to provide youth with quality work experiences and opportunities to develop and improve their skills while responding to national and local priorities to improve access to the labour market for youth who face unique barriers.

As a public sector employer, the University of Windsor is eligible to receive funding for up to $7 an hour or 50 per cent of minimum hourly wage for positions between 30 and 40 hours per week over the summer. The University of Windsor will submit one co-ordinated Canada Summer Jobs application to include all individual job proposals received by the internal deadline. The application process will be co-ordinated by Career Development & Experiential Learning in partnership with the Department of Finance.

“This is a great way for faculty and staff to stretch their budgets a little further while providing a student with an opportunity to get valuable on-campus work experience over the summer,” says Kerri Zold, manager of Career Development & Experiential Learning. “In 2019, we were approved for 21 positions at six to eight weeks each.”

The deadline to submit your proposal and have it included in the University of Windsor application is 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. Faculty and staff interested in hiring a summer student may apply online to request funding. All applications for positions at the University of Windsor must follow this process so that they are submitted by someone with the authority to enter an agreement on behalf of the University and provide the financial details required to claim the funding at the end of the summer.

Visit Career Development & Experiential Learning for more information: http://www.uwindsor.ca/career-development-experiential/551/canada-summer-jobs.