Canada Summer Jobs program objectives
CSJ is a program under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market.
The CSJ program objectives align with the redesigned Youth Employment and Skills Strategy and are as follows:
- provide quality work experiences for youth
- respond to national and local priorities to improve access to the labour market for youth who face unique barriers
- provide opportunities for youth to develop and improve their skills
The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.
The Government of Canada aims to ensure that all CSJ funded job opportunities take place in a safe, inclusive, and healthy work environment free from harassment and discrimination.
To support Service Canada in screening and assessing the eligibility and quality of each project, the Application Form collects information from you such as your organization’s health and safety practices, work environment policies, supervision and mentoring plans, skills development plan, and other details related to both your organization and the proposed job(s). For more details on the information collected through the application process, consult Section 5 – Apply.
Canada Summer Jobs 2022 – What’s new?
The Government has committed to create 100,000 CSJ jobs for youth in 2022 to help ensure that the program remains responsive to the employment needs of youth and employers. For 2022, CSJ is returning to its regular parameters and will offer quality jobs over the summer months. The jobs will need to end by September 3, 2022. Jobs will need to be full time with a minimum of 30 hours a week and a duration of at least 6 weeks.
In the context of COVID-19, employers are responsible for ensuring health and safety measures are in place and are in accordance with municipal, provincial and federal public health guidance.
How to submit your application
You can submit your application(s) in several ways:
- Using an online fillable application
- Using Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS)
- In person
- By mail
It is recommended that you submit your application electronically using the online fillable application or GCOS as the ability to submit an application in person or by mail could be impacted by office closures related to COVID-19.
Review Section 5 – Apply for more detail on each of these application methods.
Please note the following key dates:
- Applications are due by January 25, 2022
- Funding confirmations will be sent to employers starting in April 2022
- The earliest job start date is April 25, 2022
- The latest job start date is July 24, 2022
- The latest job end date is September 3, 2022
- The latest date to submit a payment claim is 30 days following the completion of the last Canada Summer Jobs-funded work placement.