There is one week left for employers to apply for 2019 Canada Summer Jobs funding – applications are open until January 25th!
Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) helps young Canadians develop their skills and gain valuable work experience. Funding is available for not-for-profit organizations and public and private sector employers with 50 or fewer employees. If you are a non-profit organization you can receive up to 100 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage, as well as employment-related costs. Public-sector employers and small businesses can receive up to 50 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage.
Following feedback from stakeholders across the country, updates have been made for CSJ 2019 that will make it easier than ever for employers to provide good quality summer jobs:
- Fewer barriers to good quality jobs: expanded eligibility to include all youth between the ages of 15-30 who are legally entitled to work in Canada – not just students
- Updated eligibility criteria: the eligibility criteria have been changed to set out what is and isn’t eligible for funding
- Better job matching: All positions will be posted on jobbank.gc.ca and on the app, to get the word out and help match young people with employers and good quality jobs.
As an employer in the CSJ program, you will be boosting your local economy by adding jobs and providing these young people with the tangible experience they need to start their careers. I encourage you to take advantage of this program and apply for funding by January 25th, 2019.
For more information on Canada Summer Jobs, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs, a Service Canada Office or call 1-800-935-5555.
(Meet and Greet with CSJ Employers and Students from Toronto-St. Paul’s)