Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment Strategy, which is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people between the ages of 15 and 30, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market.
It is our goal to ensure all young Canadians have a real and fair chance at success. By eliminating the need for youth to be students, we’ve opened the door to allow youth facing barriers more access to jobs gain the skills and experience they need to join the workforce and succeed.
The Canada Summer Jobs program also helps employers by filling the gaps, especially through busy periods in the summer. Employers are encouraged to use the online application system to simplify the application process.
Private sector employers with 50 or fewer employees will be prioritized for funding given their importance to the overall health of the Canadian economy. Small businesses account for 97.9 percent of all firms in Canada, represent an average of 30 percent of the national GDP (2014) and proportionally play a large role in net job creation (2016). Small businesses do not always have the ability to hire a summer employee and may need to be encouraged to bring in a young inexperienced employee. Private sector employers only get 50% of wage subsidy.
The application period runs from December 17, 2018 to January 25, 2019.
For further information and to apply, please visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs or a Service Canada Centre.
CSJ jobs will be posted online for the first time on JobBank.ca so young people can search more easily for job opportunities near them.