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Update: The deadline for this year's Canada Summer Jobs applications has been extended to February 9. 

Canada Summer Jobs 2018 is a wage subsidy program to help employers create summer jobs for students between 15 and 30 years of age who will return to school on a full-time basis in the fall.
Based on national priorities, Canada Summer Jobs supports the following:

  • Employers planning 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 for the LGBTQ2 community
  • Organizations that support opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and information and communications and technology (ICT) particularly for women

There are also local priorities which are determined by constituency. You can find out what the priorities are in your area by visiting the local priorities information page. It’s important to demonstrate a link between the job tasks and responsibilities and the national and local priorities


  • You must have 50 or fewer full-time employees across Canada
  • The core mandate of your business must respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • The job must provide meaningful work experience for the student.
  • The student must work within Canada for the entire duration of the approved funding period.

Applications will be accepted up until February 9, 2018. To learn more and access the application guide and form, visit Canada Summer Jobs 2018.

Still have questions?
CFIB's Counsellors are available to answer your questions. Contact us at [email protected] or by calling 1-888-234-2232