Funding: Canada Summer Jobs – Assessment criteria

Assessment criteria

Current status: Closed

Thank you for your interest in the Canada Summer Jobs program. The call for applications is now closed. Service Canada will inform you of the status of your application starting in April 2022.

4. Assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed for quality against the following criteria:

  1. Provide quality work experiences for youth
  2. Provide youth with opportunity to develop and improve their skills
  3. Respond to national and local priorities to improve access to the labour market for youth who face unique barriers

Objective 1: Provide quality work experiences for youth (30 points)

The quality of the work experience will be assessed against the following criteria:

1. The job(s) provides a salary above the provincial or territorial minimum wage. (10 points)

  • Refer to Section 3 – Screening for Eligibility for additional information on the minimum wage. Note that you will be required to report on the salary paid to the youth as part of the mandatory reporting process.

2. You intend to retain the youth as an employee following the end of the CSJ agreement. (5 points)

  • This additional work can be full-time or part-time. Note that you will be required to report on whether you retained the youth as part of the mandatory reporting process.

3. The youth will receive supervision. (15 points)

Supervision plan

The supervision plan should be task-oriented and focused on the specific job activities contained in your application.

To be eligible, you must complete all of the following fields in the Supervision Plan section of the application:

  • Supervisor job title: defined as the job title, not the name of a person, but their position (e.g. Manager, Executive Director, Owner, Director, Supervisor, etc.)
  • Nature of Supervision (On-site, Remote, or Combination)
  • Frequency of Supervision (Daily, Weekly, Less than once per week)

Using the check-boxes provided on the application form, please provide the following additional pieces of information:

  • The amount of the supervisor’s experience in the supervisory role (Less than one year, One to two years, or More than two years)
  • The type of feedback to provided to the youth (Formal or Informal)
  • What the supervisor will provide (Job-specific training, Work instructions and tasks, Evaluation of work, or Other)

See Section 5 – Apply for more detail.

Objective 2: Provide youth with opportunity to develop and improve their skills (45 points)

1. The youth will receive mentoring. (15 points)

Mentoring plan

Mentoring is a relationship between an experienced employee (the mentor) and a less experienced employee (the youth). Through regular meetings, the mentor will learn about career objectives of the youth and share their professional experience. The mentor will support skills development and facilitate professional development to help the youth enter the labour market.

To be eligible, you must provide each of the following mandatory pieces of information:

  • Mentor job title: defined as the job title, not the name of a person, but their position (e.g. Manager, Executive Director, Owner, Director, Supervisor, etc.)
  • Type (One-on-one, Team)
  • Frequency of Mentoring (Weekly, Monthly, Less than once per month).

Using the check-boxes provided on the application form, please provide the following additional pieces of information:

  • Amount of mentoring experience of the mentor (Less than one year, One to two years, or More than two years)
  • Mentor-mentee relationship (Formal; Informal)
  • What the mentor will provide (Support for skills development, Career-related training, Access to learning materials, or Other)

See Section 5 – Apply for more detail.

2. You must identify the skills that will be developed during the work placement. (30 points)

Note that your description of job tasks and responsibilities above must make clear how the skills you select will be developed.
The application form lists the following skills:

  • Client service: Client Service refers to the ability to communicate efficiently and professionally with clients. At work, client service skills are required to interact with clients on behalf of the employer.
  • Teamwork: Teamwork refers to the skills needed to interact with other people. At work, people work with others in pairs and in small and large groups to coordinate tasks, share resources, plan, make decisions, negotiate, solve conflicts and complete other activities that involve teamwork.
  • Communication: Communication refers to the skills needed to exchange thoughts and information with other people. This exchange can happen orally by speaking, listening and using non-verbal cues, such as body language or in writing. At work, people use communication skills to talk to customers, discuss products with suppliers, explain work procedures to co-workers, participate in virtual sales meetings with clients, and other activities that involve verbal or written exchanges.
  • Digital skills: Digital technology refers to the skills needed to understand and use digital systems, tools and applications, and to process digital information. At work, people use digital technology skills to input, access, analyze, organize, create and communicate information and ideas using computers, software, point-of-sale equipment, email, podcasts, web applications, smart phones and other digital devices.
  • Leadership: Leadership refers to a number of skills, including communication, honesty, relationship building, and the ability to delegate. At work, leadership skills are required when working in a team, demonstrating initiative, and taking responsibility for the completion of tasks that require multiple employees.
  • Other: You may list any additional skills that will be developed.

Objective 3: Respond to national and local priorities to improve access to the labour market for youth who face unique barriers (25 points)

1. National Priorities (15 points)

National priorities are established to help the program achieve its objectives of helping young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, to transition to the labour market.

Please indicate which national priorities your project supports. Points will be awarded to projects that support national priorities. If your application demonstrates that it meets more than one national priority, you will be awarded additional points.

Important: If an organization expresses plans to hire a youth under a national priority, it is expected to undertake all reasonable recruitment efforts to hire a priority youth and to document these efforts. Should an application supporting a national priority be approved, recruitment and hiring plans may be monitored to determine whether they reflect what was stated in your application.

In 2022, CSJ will address the following five national priorities:

  1. Youth who are early leavers of high school, not in employment, education or training:
  2. Black and racialized youth
  3. Youth with disabilities
  4. Indigenous youth
  5. Small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that self-report as having leadership from groups that are underrepresented in the labour market

2. Local Priorities (10 points)

Local priorities are established for each constituency by Members of Parliament throughout the country taking into account local labour market information.

Please indicate which local priorities your project supports. If your application demonstrates that it meets more than one local priority, you will be awarded additional points. The local priorities for your constituency are available at the following link:

Local Priorities by province, territory and constituency

Note: that it is not mandatory for Members of Parliament to establish local priorities. You will not be penalized during assessment if your Member of Parliament has not established local priorities.

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