Saturday, March 10, 2007

SCP replaced by Canada Summer Jobs! Seeking Applications!!

Career Services has now been advised that Service Canada has replaced the annual Summer Career Placement Program (SCP) with a new initiative Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ). This new Summer Work Experience program provides wage subsidies to help Canadian employer of not-for-profit, public sector and smaller private sector organizations create career-related summer jobs for students having trouble finding summer jobs because of certain barriers. This program provides terrific opportunities for SFU students, and they are inviting applications for project proposals. SFU Career Services will be coordinating ALL the SFU Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) applications on behalf of Service Canada.
*SPECIAL NOTE: HRSDC will not accept individual application packages directly from SFU departments or faculty members.

SFU projects would be eligible for up to 50 per cent of the $ 8.00 minimum hourly wage for any weeks they are approved for. These positions are full-time (35 hours/week) for a minimum of 6 weeks or maximum of 16 weeks. Additional funding can be obtained by projects that accommodate students with a disability.

Canada Summer Jobs will give priority to applications which:

* employ students facing barriers to the labour market, such as those with disabilities, visible minority and Aboriginal students;
* provide students with meaningful and career-related work experience as well as an important financial contribution to their continued education and future; and
* create job opportunities for students to work in organizations with social, community, health or environmental mandates.
* employ students living in communities with high youth unemployment rates, small urban, rural or remote areas, and/or high crime areas;

Please visit Service Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs applicant guide to learn more about the participant eligibility criteria and other details at:
http://www1.servicecanada.gc.ca/en/epb/yi/yep/programs/csj_applicantguide01.shtml#02

If you are interested in completing the CSJ wage subsidy application form, they can be downloaded from: http://www1.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/search/eforms/index.cgi?app=profile&form=emp5396&dept=sc&lang=e

SFU proposals must be submitted through your department head for prioritizing and approval, then forwarded to SFU Career Services (MBC 0300) by: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 @ 4:00 pm
Late submissions will not be accepted as they need to be coordinated for the CSJ application deadline of March 30th.

When applying please download the on-line application form, complete, print and submit to Career Services:
2 copies of the CSJ application/agreement (only pages 1-3)
2 copies of the attached job posting form

Notification of project approvals for funding will be sent by email memo when we receive approval from Service Canada (approximately end of April). Positions will be posted on workopolisCampus.com immediately with a special note: “Pending Funding Approval”.

If you have any questions, please phone Brenda Badgero at 5382 or email: brenda_badgero@sfu.ca

Visit our Career Services website soon for: FAQs, links, and updates on the CSJ program at: www.sfu.ca/careerservices

Brenda Badgero
Career Advisor
Simon Fraser University ~ Career Services
MBC 0300, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Ph: (604) 291-5382 Fax: (604) 291-5926
Email: brenda_badgero@sfu.ca

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