It may seem premature to be resource-planning for the summer months right now, but Canada Summer Jobs is only open for application to January 29/2021.
If you have a quality work experience in a safe and inclusive environment ideally suited to a youth aged 15 to 30 (doesn’t have to be a student), and your organization has less than 50 FT employees across Canada, CSJ can provide a significant wage subsidy to help you onboard (up to 100% of your provincial/territorial min. wage if you’re a not-for-profit!).
In 2020, the CSJ was amended to help address the challenges brought on by COVID-19, and some of these temporary eligibility flexibilities will remain for 2021:
- Wage subsidies: Funded public and private sector employers will be eligible to receive a wage subsidy reimbursement of up to 75% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Under regular rules, private and public sector employers are only eligible to receive up to 50% of the provincial or territorial minimum wage.
- Part-time employment: All funded employers may offer part-time placements (for example, fewer than 30 hours per week). Under regular rules, all CSJ-funded employment has to be full time (a minimum of 30 hours per week).
- Employment period: All funded employers may offer job placements between April 26, 2021 and February 26, 2022. Under regular rules, all CSJ-funded positions have to be completed during the summer months.
- Changes to project and job activities: All funded employers may amend project and job activities if the proposed project is impacted by COVID-19 restrictions after an agreement is signed. In such cases, the employer should contact Service Canada to discuss potential amendments. All changes must be approved by Service Canada.
- Applications are due by January 29, 2021
- The earliest job start date is April 26, 2021
- The latest job start date is January 15, 2022
- The latest job end date is February 26, 2022
- The latest date to submit a payment claim is 30 days following the completion of the Canada Summer Jobs-funded work placement
To apply for CSJ-funded position: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs.html
REMINDER: Always refer to Government of Canada source documents for full details and to ensure your eligibility.