Deadline to apply for Canada Summer Jobs program quickly approaching

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Canada Summer Jobs program is looming.

Employers can make applications through Service Canada and the deadline is January 20th.

Under the program the federal government is offering funding to eligible employers who plan to hire students.

Ottawa will provide funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with up to 50 employees.

The idea is to create job opportunities for young people between the ages of 15 and 30 who will be returning to school in the following academic year.

Funding could be approved in time for employers to hire students by April.