More than 200 jobs approved for funding for local students in Surrey-Newton

Sukh Dhaliwal

SUKH Dhaliwal, MP for Surrey-Newton, on behalf of Patty Hajdu, federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced on Thursday that the hiring season for Canada Summer Jobs 2018 has begun and employers in Surrey are now accepting applications.

In Surrey-Newton more than 200 jobs have been approved for funding for local students.

Once again this summer, tens of thousands of students across Canada aged 15 to 30 will get a great job opportunity—all while earning money to help pay for next year’s tuition. The Government of Canada invites young Canadians to visit to connect with employers who are hiring in their communities.

This year, for the first time, students can search for employers by province or territory, municipality or postal code, so they can apply to employers in their community.

Additionally this year, more than 3,000 employers are first time funding recipients, ensuring thousands of fresh new experiences for young Canadians. This year’s jobs fulfill five national priorities, designated by the Government of Canada, including:

* employers who intend to hire youth from underrepresented groups, including new immigrant youth and refugees, Indigenous youth, youth with disabilities and visible minorities;

* small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of jobs;

* organizations that support opportunities for official language minority communities;

* organizations that provide services and/or supports to the LGBTQ2 community; and

* organizations that provide opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and information and communications technology, particularly for women.

A summer job helps students gain new skills and valuable work experience while saving money for the school year ahead. Thanks to Canada Summer Jobs, young Canadians from across the country will be able to access thousands of job opportunities with small businesses, not-for-profit organizations and the public sector.