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Canada Summer Jobs 2019 is a wage subsidy program that can help your business create summer jobs for youth between the ages of 15 and 30, focusing on those who face barriers to employment.
Changes for 2019!
This year, the program is no longer restricted to students and will now include all youth between 15 and 30. Employers and youth participants will be asked to complete a survey before the start of the placement; and your business will be asked to fill out another survey at the end of the placement.
You will be able to use the Job Bank to help your business find young workers for positions funded by the program.
The online fillable application form will be available this year. However, starting in 2020-2021, you will have to use Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS).
ESDC is encouraging business owners to use GCOS this year as it will provide additional functionality such as tracking your application, submitting supporting documents, and managing active projects. There is a one-time process to create an account but it may take a few weeks to complete – so make sure you create your profile early!
The government sets out several criteria to apply for funding, including:
When making your application, it’s important to demonstrate a link between the job tasks and responsibilities and the national and local priorities, such as:
Local priorities are determined by constituency. You can find out what the priorities are in your area by visiting the local priorities information page.
Applications will be accepted up until January 25, 2019. To learn more and access the application guide and form, visit Canada Summer Jobs 2019.
The earliest job start date is April 23, 2019 and the latest is July 23, 2019. The latest job end date is September 1, 2019.
Still have questions?
CFIB's Counsellors are available to answer your questions. Contact us at [email protected] or by calling 1-888-234-2232.