Investing in Young Canadians

Canada Summer Jobs 2016 Now Accepting Applications from Employers

Jan 4, 2016

Simcoe, ON Not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees looking to hire full-time workers for summer 2016 can now apply for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program.

CSJ creates summer job opportunities and valuable work experience specifically for youth aged 15 to 30 intending to return to their studies in the next school year. The program’s aim is also to help employers create summer job opportunities that focus on priorities important to their local communities, which could include special events such as sporting or cultural occasions.

In Haldimand-Norfolk, the priorities focus on small business, festivals, fairs, and community celebrations, including those that celebrate Canadas 150th anniversary, but all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Most importantly, priority will be given to jobs that provide skills development and meaningful work experience for students.

The application period runs from January 4, 2016, to February 26, 2016. Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as May 2016.

For further information and to apply, please visit or visit a Service Canada Centre.

Canada Summer Jobs is part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy, which is its commitment to help young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market.

“I encourage eligible Haldimand-Norfolk employers to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program so that we can help develop our students’ skills and give them the experience they need, all while earning money for their upcoming school year.” – Diane Finley, P.C., M.P. – Haldimand Norfolk

Quick facts

  • 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.




Karly Wittet

Office of the Hon. Diane Finley