Funding Snapshot

  • Wage subsidy
  • Focused on supporting employment opportunities for youth
  • Permanent program which accepts applications yearly in January

Fund Description

Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities to allow Canadian youth to transition into the labour market.

Funding Details

Public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees are eligible for up to 50% of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage. The maximum contribution will normally be for a value no greater than $300,000 per employer per province/territory.

Eligible Expenditures

Wages of Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or refugees between the ages of 15 and 30, for a full-time job with a duration between 6-16 consecutive weeks.

Eligibility Requirements

The opportunity must:

  • Be provided by small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees, Canadian not-for-profit organizations, or public sector employers
  • Support skills acquisition and development

Youth participants must be between ages 15-30 at the beginning of the employment period and be legally entitled to work in Canada. Additionally, their hiring cannot displace existing employees.

Program Run

CSJ is a permanent program with a yearly application deadline in winter, for jobs which run through spring-summer.