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MP Claude DeBellefeuille invites non-profit organizations and employers in the public and private sector with 50 or less full-time employees to apply for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs program, for the hiring of young people aged 15 to 30.

“This year, I have set as local priorities projects those that have environmental objectives, which support tourism in the region or job opportunities for young women”, explains the Bloc member.

It should be noted that temporary measures similar to those introduced in 2020 will be implemented by Canada Summer Jobs to help small businesses carry out their operations. These measures include increasing the wage subsidy, so that private and public sector employers can also receive up to 75% of the provincial minimum hourly wage for each employee (non-profit organizations will continue to receive 100% of the wage), the extension of the end of employment date to February 26th , 2022 and permission to hire part-time staff.

“This program has helped many young people in our region over the years. Last year, I was able to get an additional $ 20,000 to our envelope given the scale of the needs and our proactivity. Now more than ever, with the context that we know, it is important to create more job opportunities for our young people”, says Claude DeBellefeuille.

Thus, employers who wish to apply for funding under Canada Summer Jobs are invited to securely open an account online under Employment and Social Development Canada at [], a unique process that will allow them to apply for this program as well as other funding opportunities.

Note that the nomination period ends on January 29th , 2021. Until then, employers who have questions can contact Mrs. DeBellefeuille’s team (by email or at 450 371-0644).

Mélanie Calvé


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