Canada Summer Jobs (CJG)
Up to 75-100% of minimum wage in Youth Hiring Grants.
The Canada Summer Jobs (CJG) program is a Canadian government grant that offers support for employers providing supervised career-related work experience for youth employees. The experiences gained through funded placements should further develop their skills and knowledge, preparing them to make a transition into employment.
The Canada Summer Jobs program is no longer accepting applications for 2021 internships, however there are other funding options available to hire students. Please use the Hiring Grant Finder to explore funding for your upcoming hires.
Public and private sector employers can receive hiring grants up to 50% of employee minimum hourly rate. Non-profits can receive grants up to 100% of minimum wage plus Mandatory Employment Related Costs (MERCs). This amount is capped at a maximum $300,000 per employer/province or territory. Maximum 40 hours/week/employee can be included.