Funding: Canada Summer Jobs – Quality job placements

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Current status of the call for applications: Closed

Thank you for your interest in Canada Summer Jobs. The call for applications was open from December 17, 2018, to February 3, 2019. We are currently assessing applications received. Service Canada will inform you of the status of your application starting in April 2019.

Step 2. Quality job placements

What is a quality job placement?

Through the Canada Summer Jobs program, the Government of Canada provides employers wage subsidies to create quality job placements for youth in safe, inclusive and healthy work environments.

Your application should demonstrate the quality of your proposed job placement(s) in a number of ways. For example, your job placement may invest in youth by paying above the minimum wage in your province or territory, or by committing to retain the youth as an employee beyond the period of the Canada Summer Jobs Agreement. Through your supervision and mentoring plans, you should demonstrate both short and long-term support for the success of the youth by observing, evaluating, and providing feedback on performance, by providing guidance related to the professional and career-development goals of the youth, and by providing an opportunity for youth to develop the skills needed for employment. A quality job will occur in a safe, inclusive, and healthy work environment, as demonstrated on your application by the details of the health and safety practices you have implemented.

Funding priority will be given to projects that provide quality job placements and support the following priorities:

  • improving access to the labour market for youth who face unique barriers; and,
  • supporting the program objectives as well as local and national priorities.

Failure to comply with any conditions of a previously-funded project will be considered in the evaluation of new applications, and could result in a decision of ineligibility of the new application. Employers, projects, and job activities must comply with program eligibility criteria in the information provided on the Application Form and throughout the duration of the potential Canada Summer Jobs Agreement.

Note that assessment is carried out on a constituency-by-constituency basis.

Member of Parliament review

Program funds are allocated by federal electoral district. Applications are assessed for eligibility and are then prioritized accordingly to how they respond to the program’s objectives. After Service Canada officials have assessed and ranked all eligible applications, Members of Parliament are provided with a list of recommended projects for their constituencies and are offered the opportunity to provide feedback based on their local knowledge.

Examples of eligible projects

Example #1 (Church daycare)

A local church plans to hire four recent immigrant youth to work in the church daycare centre over the summer months to care for children.

The church serves the entire community; however, a large proportion of their children are newcomers to Canada.

The youth will be tasked with planning, organizing and delivering a special summer-long project for the children. The youth will lead both a recreational and an educational piece that are not part of the normal day-to-day operation of the church. The recreational aspect will include an introduction to various summer sports and a competition over the course of several weeks.

The youth workers will help the children learn more about their own countries of heritage and the countries of the others.

Outcomes for the youth will be learning how to care for children, how to plan and develop a project and to provide recreational and educational activities for participants. Those youth who had a successful experience, and are thinking of pursuing a career as an Early Childhood Educator, could be retained by the employer at the conclusion of the summer placement.

A project like this would receive additional assessment points as it responds to one of the program’s national priorities. See Section 4 Assessment Criteria for more information.

Example #2 (Rural municipality)

A rural municipality plans to hire five local youth from the community to deliver summer camps.

Under the supervision of the Recreation Coordinator, the youth will develop a number of age-appropriate camps for the community. The camps will be tailored to meet the needs of the participants and focus on various areas of community interest such as sports, science and nature.

Outcomes for the youth will be to gain meaningful work experience in planning and developing activities, working with others and leading teams. It will also provide an opportunity for the youth to work in their community and not have to seek employment in an urban setting. Providing employment opportunities for youth in their home communities is an important goal for rural and remote areas.

A project like this would receive additional assessment points as it responds to one of the program’s national priorities.

For information on determining whether you are located in a rural or remote area, see Section 4 Assessment Criteria.

Example #3 (Official Language Minority Community)

A francophone organization seeks to hire three francophone youth to provide guide services to tourists in the city’s French quarter. The community is predominately English speaking. These services will support a number of francophone non-for-profit museums and historical sites.

The various sites will be able to continue operating and offer guided tours throughout the day to tourists and school field-trips. This will enable the community to maintain its linguistic French vitality. Outcomes for the youth will include the ability to work in their French language and to support their francophone community.

A project like this would receive additional assessment points as it responds to one of the program’s national priorities.

For information on determining whether you are an Official Language Minority Community, see Section 4 Assessment Criteria or click on this link.

Example #4 (Small Business)

A small, private tech company seeks to hire a female youth to help develop new, innovative apps in their research and development section.

The youth will work among a team of professionals in the technology sector. Outcomes for the youth will be to gain experience in a professional office setting and to work as part of a team in developing innovative technology tools. This career-related experience may lead the youth to pursue an education in this field.

A project like this would receive additional assessment points as it responds to one of the program’s national priorities. See Section 4 Assessment Criteria for more information.

Example #5 (Seniors)

A seniors’ assisted-living facility will be hiring two youth facing barriers to employment to work with the residents throughout the day in several areas such as arts and crafts, recreation, nutrition and music.

The youth will perform various tasks with the residents, connecting the seniors with a younger generation and developing intergenerational links. The outcomes for the youth will be to gain meaningful work experience to give them insight into the job market and to develop employment skills they can transfer to any job.

A project like this would receive additional assessment points as it responds to one of the program’s national priorities. See Section 4 Assessment Criteria for more information.

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