Photo: Cheryl Gallant, MP with Frontier Trails Camp owners David and Marie Tubby on Hwy 60 near Eganville with summer students from the 2012 program.

The application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2013 will be from February 1 to February 28, 2013.

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP is pleased to remind employers that applications for employers to assist in the hiring of summer students will be available February 1st to the 28th. “Our Conservative Government’s top priority is job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity. Canada Summer Jobs is an important part of our government’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES),” stated Cheryl Gallant, MP.

“Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce, so by investing in them we are helping contribute to Canada’s long-term growth, competitiveness and overall prosperity. This program is always over-subscribed. I encourage all employers to get their applications for funding submitted as soon as possible.”

Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.

About Canada Summer Jobs 2013

  • provides work experiences for students;
  • supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
  • recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

Who Can Apply

Eligible Employers:

  • non-for-profit organizations;
  • public sector employers; and,
  • private sector employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees across Canada. Full-time employees are those working 30 hours or more per week with the employer.


The criteria to assess the proposals focus on:

  • service to local communities;
  • jobs that support local priorities;
  • jobs that provide career-related experience or early work experience;
  • jobs with a salary that contributes to the student’s income;
  • employers who provide supervision and mentoring;

Locally defined priorities will be made available on February 1, 2013.

Canada Summer Jobs Applicant Guide

To support employers, the Canada Summer Jobs Applicant Guide will be available online and at Service Canada Centres starting February 1, 2013. This guide provides instructions on how to fill out an application, information on eligibility requirements and the assessment criteria.

Next year, the dates for accepting applications for Canada Summer Jobs will be different. These new dates will allow employers to be notified of their application status earlier. For more information, please contact Cheryl’s office for more details.

The application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2013 will be from February 1 to February 28, 2013.

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