Canada Summer Job Grant helps students find work

The grant helps to employ many students in the Nakusp area during the summer.

Now that summer has arrived in Nakusp, many students are now working at various businesses throughout the community. Some of these businesses are able to hire a student through funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Grant (CSJG).

The grant is designed to focus on local priorities, helping both students and their communities. It provides work experiences for students, and supports organizations, including those that provide important community services. It provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for people aged 15 to 30 who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

Taylor Aeichele is one of those students. She works at the information centre, and underwent an interesting interview before getting the job.

“They ask you a lot of questions about the town and what your favourite places are. You kind of have to love the town to have the job.”

Though it can be stressful, she enjoys working at the information centre.

“I’ve learned massive amounts and I’ve lived here for 18 years,” She said. “Meeting different people in here is so cool, I have people coming in from all across the world.”

The Nakusp & District Museum is another business with a student from the CSJG. Sharon Montgomery, the museum’s curator, thinks taking part in the grant is a good opportunity for students returning from university because it not only helps to create jobs in an area where there is a job shortage, it teaches the students valuable information.

“They get to learn how to run a business, how to make bank deposits, how to greet people, how to interact with people. It gives them a sense of confidence in that they’ve dealt with this before when they go on to their next job opportunity.”

Another local business taking part in the CSJG is True North. Their summer student, Max Brown is attending Selkirk College in Castlegar, studying recreation, fish, and wildlife, a two-year degree. While many of his friends are working for larger companies over the summer, Brown is really enjoying working for a smaller company.

“It’s really well grounded,” he said. “Community values are really strong here, whereas I don’t think you would see that in a larger operation. I always have grown up in small towns, and I appreciate small groups of people working together.”

Any businesses interested in applying for the grant can do so at www.servicecanada.gc.ca.

 

Just Posted

Musical business owner creates Christmas music CD

Artist has produced album of seasonal favourites

Area taxpayers asked to fund museum staff

Nakusp museum seeks full-time part-time adminstrator

Nakusp agencies to address local housing crisis

Affordable, supported housing projects may break ground in 2018

Baby boom boosts Burton school talk

District would consider reopening if funding available, parents commit

CUPE, Nakusp agree to new contract

There’s labour peace in the village for two more years

VIDEO: When Maia meets Clara

New to dance, Nakusp teen takes on big role in Ballet Victoria’s Nutcracker

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

Most Read