In a push to get young people working at summer jobs during Canada’s 150th anniversary year, Canada Summer Jobs Program is open for business.
The program creates jobs for full-time students aged 15 to 30 years.
The government funding is available for not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses.
Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis says he knows employers like the city, Chamber of Commerce and United Way will be applying.
Ellis says the program helps the agencies and businesses run programs longer and sometimes start new programs.
The application deadline is January 20, 2017, and student jobs could start as early as April.