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.

Key dates:

  1. Applications are due by January 29, 2021
  2. The earliest job start date is April 26, 2021
  3. The latest job start date is January 15, 2022
  4. The latest job end date is February 26, 2022
  5. The latest date to submit a payment claim is 30 days following the completion of the Canada Summer Jobs-funded work placement

Click here to view the CSJ Applicant Guide.

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.

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