Canada Summer Jobs 2019 is an initiative of the Summer Work Experience program. It provides wage subsidies to employers to create employment and summer job opportunities for youth and students. Companies may receive up to 50%-100% in wage subsidies.
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years.
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 updated to set out what is and isn’t eligible for funding.
Better job matching and easier hiring: All positions will be posted on Job Bank Canada and on the app, to get the word out and help match young people with employers and good quality jobs.
These changes have been made to complement the Government’s renewal of the Youth Employment Strategy, announced in Budget 2018.
The program objectives have been updated to:
- Provide quality work experiences for youth;
- Respond to national and local priorities to improve access to the labour market for youth who face unique barriers; and,
- Provide opportunities for youth to develop and improve their skills.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Non-For-Profit organizations; public sector employers; and private sector employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees across Canada. Full-time employees are those working 30 hours or more per week with the employer.
The criteria to assess the proposals focus on:
- Jobs that support local priorities;
- Jobs that provide career-related experience or early work experience;
- Employers who provide supervision and mentoring; a safe work environment and service to local communities;
- Jobs that provide a salary above the provincial or territorial minimum wage.