Summer jobs for youth 2017

Work through the summer. Learn skills. Earn money. Gain experience. Photo - Bek Summons

Work through the summer. Learn skills. Earn money. Gain experience.
Photo – Bek Summons

Level 3

The Summer Jobs Program helps students get summer jobs. The Summer Jobs Program is part of the Youth Employment Strategy.

Read on to find out:

  • What the program does
  • Who can participate
  • How students and youth can get help finding a job

What does the program do?

The Summer Jobs Program helps youth:

  • get the experience they need to start their careers
  • pay for their ongoing education
  • build confidence

The program helps businesses and organizations with extra help to get their work done.

Who can participate?

Students must be:

  • between age 15 and 30
  • full-time students
  • going back to school next year
These young women are learning employment skills, customer service and food preparation. Photo - Bek Summons

These young women are learning employment skills, customer service and food preparation.
Photo – Bek Summons

Employers must be

    • small businesses or non-profit organizations with less than 50 employees.
This young man is gaining office experience. Photo - Bek Summons

This young man is gaining office experience.
Photo – Bek Summons

Students and youth can get help finding a job. Try these resources:

Federal Student Work Experience Program
The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) is for full-time students. They can explore their interests and develop their skills.

Job Bank
The Job Bank lists jobs online from everywhere in Canada. The Job Bank is run by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Jobs in B.C. for students and youth
This part of the Job Bank lists jobs in B.C.

Get Youth Working!
The Get Youth Working program helps employers hire youth 15 to 29 years old.
The program helps B.C. youth improve their skills and gain new skills through experience and training.

Find a Job
Try this powerful job search tool to find jobs that fit you.

Story written by Patty Bossort

LINC students help the people of Fort McMurray

class 1

The Burnaby School District LINC 1 class sent a cheque for $740.16 to the Red Cross to help in Fort McMurray. Photo – Rachel Spence

LEVEL 2

Carolyn Moi was sad. She watched the news. In May, a huge wildfire burned Fort McMurray. People lost their homes.

Carolyn had an idea

Carolyn is a teacher for the Burnaby School District. She teaches an adult LINC 1 class.

Carolyn’s class wanted to help the people from Fort McMurray.

At the same time, the class was learning about Canada’s money. The LINC 1 class wanted to help people from Fort McMurray and learn more about Canadian money.

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Brother and sister cook up sauce

PHOTO - MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN Skylar and Chloe Sinow make pasta sauce.

PHOTO – MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN
Skylar and Chloe Sinow make pasta sauce.

Level 2

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort

Skylar and Chloe Sinow run their own business.

They make and sell pasta sauces.

They wrote a cookbook.

Their business is called Kids Can Cook Gourmet.

The sauces

They make three kinds of sauces.

One hundred and thirty stores in Alberta and B.C. sell their sauces.

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Listen to “Brother and sister cook up sauce”

Reading by Patty Bossort

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