Nova Scotia

Deadline fast approaching to apply for summer jobs

Students looking for a summer job should start applying now as some job postings will expire as soon next week.
The deadline for some of the jobs is March 5. The last day to apply for a summer job with HRM is Apr. 21. (HRM)

Students looking for a summer job should start applying now as some job postings will expire as soon next week, according to HRM.

Summer positions for the Halifax Regional Municipality are online now.  

Tiffany Chase, a spokesperson for the HRM, said the city has 200 to 300 positions available for high school and university students.  

"That includes personnel for our skateboard parks, dance and tennis instructors, we have co-ordinators for youth leaderships programs, sailing and sea kayak instructors and several aquatics positions including coordinators, pool supervisors and life guards," said Chase.  

Chase said competition is tough with 1,100 expected to apply for those jobs.  

"We do encourage any students looking for a summer position working for HRM as a recreation instructor or any of the other positions that are available to take a look at the website now," said Chase.   

The deadline for some of the jobs is March 5. The last day to apply for a summer job with HRM is Apr. 21.  

The province of Nova Scotia will post available summer jobs in May.  

The provincial budget is more than $4 million and that includes money for private, not-for-profit and public sector employers to hire 900 students this summer  

Students at Citadel High School in Halifax told CBC News they are dropping off applications now.  

"I plan on working on a golf course, manual labour for construction sites, cutting grass. [I'm] trying to buy a car," said Trent Findlay.  

The Grade 12 student said he looked at the city's website for jobs. He is now waiting to hear back about applications for the summer.  

"That's how I get all my jobs. It's the best way to find work around here since nobody is hiring," said Findlay.   

"I've been just trying to apply places all over," said Grade 11 student David Hanlon.  

Hanlon is also waiting to hear back from employers.  

"I did Burger King, I tried Superstore and Pizza Hut."

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