Canada Summer Jobs 2019 Now Open — December 17, 2018

Canada Summer Jobs 2019 Now Open

December 17, 2018

OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is encouraging organizations in his riding to apply for the 2019 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program. This unique funding initiative helps employers create summer job opportunities for those between the ages of 15 and 30.

Please note that updates have been made for CSJ 2019 that will make it easier 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 and on the app, to get the word out and help match young people with employers and good quality jobs.

Everything can be submitted online through the Government Grants and Contributions Online Service. You can complete the application at your leisure and track its status once it has been submitted.

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.

CSJ focuses on local priorities, including:

1.Organizations that provide services to, and that express an intent to hire, youth who self-identify as being part of the groups which are underrepresented or have additional barriers to the labour market;
2.Opportunities for youth to gain work experience related to the skilled trades;
3.Opportunities for youth in rural areas, remote communities and Official Language Minority Communities;
4.Small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of jobs; and
5.Organizations which deliver supports or services to seniors.

I encourage you to take advantage of this program and apply for funding by January 25th, 2019.

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

“Canada Summer Jobs is designed to focus on local priorities, while achieving tangible results for both our youth and our communities, and I know it will benefit many,” concluded MP Eglinski.


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