Canada Summer Jobs 2017

December 8, 2016

Each year, the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program helps employers create valuable summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening local economies and communities across Canada.

CSJ provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to create summer jobs for full-time students (aged 15 to 30) who intend to return to their studies in the next school year.

Not-for-profit employers can receive up to 100 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage and mandatory employment-related costs. Public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees can receive up to 50 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage.

If you have hired a student in the past, you know how helpful it can be for your organization to have full-time student workers over the summer months. You also know first-hand how helpful it is for that same student to gain much-needed skills and experience, and contribute to your community.

If you have not hired a student before, I encourage you to consider doing so.

This year, applications were available online beginning December 5, 2016, and must be submitted by January 20, 2017  Feb 3, 2017. The goal is to allow for students to begin employment as early as April 2017.

More information about Canada Summer Jobs, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, is available on the Service Canada website or at our Oshawa Service Canada Office, located at the Midtown Mall.

Thank you for considering applying for Canada Summer Jobs funding and providing a good job opportunity for a student. By investing in young Canadians, we are helping them build a stronger future and obtain the skills and experience they need to contribute to our economic growth.