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 provincial/territorial 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: 2017 application window is now closed; the next application intake expected to open in January 2018.
  • 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 2017 internships. This blog reviews changes to the program and discusses strategies to maximize your funding success.

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