Catherine McKenna

Your member of parliament for


Ottawa Centre

Catherine McKenna

Your member of parliament for


Ottawa Centre

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Applications now open for Canada Summer Jobs program

Every year, the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program helps employers create valuable summer job opportunities for full-time students between the ages of 15 and 30, while strengthening our local economy and our community.

The CSJ program allows not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to subsidize the wages of summer employees.

Not-for-profit organizations can receive up to 100 percent of the provincial minimum hourly wage and public-sector employers and small businesses can receive up to 50 percent of the provincial minimum hourly wage.

Employers are invited to submit applications that complement this year’s national priorities:

  • Employers who intend to hire youth who are in underrepresented groups, including new immigrant youth/refugees, Indigenous youth, youth with disabilities and visible minorities;
  • Small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of jobs;
  • Organizations that support opportunities for official language minority communities;
  • Organizations that provide services and/or supports the LGBTQ2 community; and
  • Organizations that provide opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT), particularly for women.

I encourage you to take advantage of this program and apply for funding by February 2, 2018.

For more information, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs, a Service Canada Office or call 1-800-935-5555.