This program is now closed and no longer accepting applications. Please feel free to browse other Hiring and Training funding programs.

Government grants to hire employees

Supports funding for supervised career-related work experience for young workers in order to develop their skills and knowledge.

  • Amount: Covers a portion of the minimum wage of summer students. For-profits can receive up to 50% of employee min. hourly rate for summer hire from 15-30 years old students that are returning to school in the fall. Non-profits can receive up to 100% of minimum wage in grant coverage.
  • Timeline: 2016 application submission window is closed. Next anticipated round of funding will be available January – March 2017.
  • Eligibility: Less than 50 employees.

Top Resources for Canada Summer Jobs:

  • Overview Blog: Learn more about what this program offers and how to get started on your application before it is too late.
  • Eligibility Blog: Does your business qualify for up to 50% to 100% of the minimum hourly wage in government funding to support hiring of summer interns?  Find out by reading this blog.
  • FAQ Blog:  Have some unresolved questions about the Canada Summer Jobs Program?  Before getting started read this blog answering some of the most frequently asked questions we have received from our readers.
  • Update Blog: Canada Summer Jobs has been renewed for summer 2016 internships. This blog reviews changes to the program and discusses strategies to maximize your funding success.

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