Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Up to 50-100% of minimum wage in Youth Hiring Grants.

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 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.

Businesses that are eligible for funding through Canada Summer Jobs can use the Hiring Grant Finder to learn about additional funding support available for offsetting new employees’ wages up to 50-75%.

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Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Amount of Funding

The CSJ program strives to provide services that help all young Canadians develop skills and gain paid work experience which will allow them to grow and prosper in the workforce. Successful applicants for the Canada Summer Jobs program may receive:

  • 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; and
  • Maximum 40 hours/week/employee can be included.
Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Eligible Applicants

The following may be eligible businesses for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program:

  • Businesses, non-profits, and public sector employers with 50 or fewer employees; and
  • Positions must be full-time (30+ hours/week) and span for 6-16 weeks.
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Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Eligible Activities

  • Providing relevant work experience and mentorship for youth ages 15-30;
  • Providing wages above minimum wage;
  • Hiring a priority student;
  • Addressing local priorities;
  • Employers being small businesses that were/continue to be impacted by COVID-19. Changes to project activities may be altered or amended if the proposed application project is impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and
  • Jobs providing community services, or support towards underrepresented groups and groups with barriers to employment.
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Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Program Deadline

The Canada Summer Jobs program is open for applications until January 12, 2023. Speak with a member of the Mentor Works team of government grant writers who can take care of the application process on behalf of your business.

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