Each year, the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program helps employers like you create valuable summer job opportunities for full-time students aged 15 to 30 years old, while strengthening local economies and communities across Canada.
CSJ provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with up to 50 or fewer employees. Not-for-profit employers can receive up to 100 percent of the provincial minimum hourly as well as employment-related costs. Public-sector employers and small businesses can receive up to 50 percent of the provincial minimum hourly wage. You could benefit from funding from the Government of Canada to help a student and help your business.
CSJ focuses on our local priorities that help our local community. Some of these include:
- Not-for-profit organizations that provide programs and services to: women, youth, persons with special needs, persons with disabilities, seniors, veterans and their families
- Science and high-tech sector
- Organizations that support the settlement of newcomers
- Skilled trades: construction, industrial, motive power, and service
- Conservation of wildlife and the development of green technology
- Agricultural sector
- Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation
- Agricultural fairs
If you have hired a student in the past, you know how beneficial it can be for your organization. You also know first-hand how important it is for students to gain much-needed skills and experience and contribute to our community.
I encourage you to take advantage of this great program and apply for funding for students. By doing so, we will be able to provide funding to even more local employers.
This year, applications are being accepted online from December 7, 2016 until January 20, 2017, with students starting their jobs as early as April 2017.
For more information on CSJ, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, visit the Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs
, or call us at 613-992-1119.