Canada Summer Jobs 2021 – Call for Applications

The annual call for applications for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program will launch on December 21, 2020, and will remain open until January 29, 2021.


To support employers through a period of economic recovery, up to 120,000 jobs for youth will be funded through CSJ 2021 – an increase of 40,000 jobs compared to last year. In addition, temporary flexibilities will be offered for CSJ 2021 to respond to the needs of employers and youth.

Applicants will be able to seek funding to hire youth between April 26, 2021 and February 26, 2022. While employers are encouraged to offer quality jobs on a full-time basis (35 hours per week), part-time jobs (minimum of 12 hours per week) will also be eligible for funding. This flexibility was introduced to enable hiring of youth outside of the summer period.

Approved employers from the not-for profit sector will still be eligible for a wage subsidy reimbursement of up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Approved public and private sector employers will be eligible to receive a wage subsidy reimbursement of up to 75% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage.

Are You Ready?

Are you ready to:
• create quality work experiences for youth?
• provide youth with opportunities to develop and improve their skills?
• respond to national and local priorities to improve access to the labour market for youth who face unique barriers?

If yes, then apply for the Canada Summer Jobs funding! It is easier than ever. The application form for CSJ 2021 has been simplified to make it less time consuming for you to complete.
Remember to read the Applicant Guide, an updated version of which will become available once the CSJ 2021 application period opens on December 21, 2020. It contains detailed information about the application process, including on how you can demonstrate the quality of your proposed job placement(s).

Should you have any questions about CSJ 2021 or the application process after reading the guide, please do not hesitate to contact Service Canada.

For more information:
Click: www.canada.ca/canada-summer-jobs
Call: 1-800-935-5555 (ATS: 1-800-926-9105)
Visit: a Service Canada Centre

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