Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is a key component of the Youth Employment Strategy. CSJ helps employers create summer job opportunities for students in their communities. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while achieving tangible results for both students and their communities.
The program provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for students aged 15 to 30.
Beginning December 5, 2016, Canada Summer Jobs applications will be available at Service Canada Centres and online at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj Applications must be submitted by February 3 , 2017. Employers will be able to complete and submit their applications online, by mail or in person (Note faxed applications are not accepted).
To support employers, the Canada Summer Jobs Applicant Guide for 2017 will also be available online at the start of the application period. This guide provides instructions on filling out an application, eligibility requirements, and assessment criteria.
If employers have specific questions about applications, please contact Service Canada officials, who will be available to provide clarification and assistance. 1-800-935-5555.
As well, additional information on Canada Summer Jobs is available online at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj
Assessment of CSJ applications is completed by Service Canada. Officials evaluate each application based on eligibility requirements and assessment criteria, including local priorities. Applications are assessed and scored against the following criteria:
Job supports the provision of services in the community
Job supports local priorities
Job provides career-related work experience or early work experience
Salary offered contributes to the student’s income
Employer provides supervision and mentoring
Project activities are directed toward members of and support the vitality of an Official Language Minority Community
Employer intends to hire a priority student
All eligible applications are ranked according to their assessment score.
The assessment and validation deadlines for CSJ are established so that successful applicants may be notified starting in April. This allows Service Canada to have funding agreements in place starting in April, when many post-secondary students are ready to start summer jobs. Once agreements have been signed, projects may start and students may begin working.
For more information on the application process, please visit: www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj or call: 1-800-935-5555