Funding: Canada Summer Jobs – Review process

From Employment and Social Development Canada

3. Review process

Applications will be assessed in terms of both eligibility and assessment criteria.

Application checklist

Each application will be checked against the following criteria. Items 1 to 5 are eligibility criteria. The remaining criteria will be confirmed for each application before it can be recommended for funding.

  1. Was the application received or postmarked on or before February 2, 2018?
  2. Has the application form been fully completed and signed by an authorized representative of the organization?
  3. Is the employer an eligible recipient under the program’s Terms and Conditions and other eligibility criteria?
  4. Is the duration of the requested job between 6 and 16 consecutive weeks?
  5. Is the job full-time (i.e. 30 to 40 hours per week)?
  6. Has the employer declared that other sources of funding will not be used to duplicate funding provided by ESDC for the job outlined in the application?
  7. If the contribution requested is more than $100,000, has the employer declared the amount and the source of funding from other sources?
  8. Are the job’s activities eligible (i.e. they do not contribute to the provision of personal service to the employer)?
  9. Does the student’s proposed salary meet the provincial or territorial minimum wage requirements with respect to the location of the proposed activities?
  10. Has the employer declared that he owes money to the Government of Canada?
  11. Has the employer described how he will ensure that the student will be made aware of proper health and safety practices in the workplace, including for remote work locations (e.g. personal premises)?
  12. Has the employer attested that that the job would not be created without the financial assistance from this program and that the job and the core mandate of the organization respect individual human rights in Canada, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (i.e. ticked the “I attest” box on the paper application)?
  13. If applicable, are all ESDC files associated with this employer free of any documentation that would render this application non-acceptable, based on documented evidence from previous agreements with the Department?

Assessment criteria

Each eligible application will be assessed against the following seven assessment criteria, which also account for the national priorities; a score will be applied accordingly. Local priorities within the second assessment criterion are defined for each constituency; therefore, each application within a constituency will be assessed against the same local priorities.

It is important that you demonstrate a clear link between the job tasks and responsibilities and the following assessment criteria.

For applications that include multiple different job titles, each job title will be scored separately and a final score will be established for the application.

1. Job supports the provision of services in the community:

  • To persons with disabilities
  • To newcomers to Canada (including Syrian refugees)
  • To Indigenous peoples
  • To members of visible minorities
  • To persons who are homeless or street-involved
  • To other groups with social or employment barriers including literacy and numeracy
  • To children or youth
  • To seniors
  • To the LGBTQ2 community
  • Related to environmental protection
  • Related to crime prevention
  • Related to public health or safety
  • Related to cultural development or historical preservation

Scoring guide:

0 points – No job activity focuses on the provision of community services listed in this criterion.

5 points – Some job activities are directly or indirectly focused on one or more community services listed in this criterion.

8 points – All job activities are directly or indirectly focused on one or more community services listed in this criterion.

  • 2 additional points are to be awarded to organizations that provide services and/or supports for the LGBTQ2 community, in keeping with the established national priorities for CSJ 2018.
  • 2 additional points are to be awarded if the job is provided by a small business. This is in recognition of the contribution of small businesses to the creation of jobs and their identification as a national priority.

Example

  • The Coordinator will work at a day camp offered by a religious organization and deal directly with children; the Coordinator will be responsible for organizing and overseeing play times, crafts, learning activities, field trips, etc.
  • The Event Assistant of ABC-LGBTQ2 Inc. will support the planning of their annual conference.
  • The Educational Support Work Assistant in a private day care within the community.

2. Job supports local priorities

Priorities reflecting the local realities will be identified with the following categories:

  • Special events (sporting, cultural or other events of a local, provincial, territorial, national or international scale)
  • Location (such as rural, remote or high unemployment areas)
  • Sector (such as small businesses, tourism and agriculture)

Note: Local priorities may be added after the application period has begun to ensure responsiveness to unforeseen circumstances or events.

Scoring Guide:

0 points – Not focused on a local priority.

2 points – Indirectly focused on one or more local priorities.

5 points – Directly focused on one or more local priorities.

Example

  • Local priority: Organizations that provide programs and services to the LGBTQ2 community.
  • The Outreach Assistant will develop material to promote programs and services available to people who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two spirit (LGBTQ2).

3. Job provides career-related work experience OR early work experience

For jobs designated for post-secondary students, points are awarded based on the degree to which the requested job would provide career-related skills to the students. For jobs in the STEM/ICT fields, points are awarded based on the degree to which the work experience will be STEM/ICT-related. Jobs identified for secondary school students are recognized as an early work experience.

Scoring guide:

0 points – No link between the job and the targeted field of studies

2 points – Some link between the job and the targeted field of studies

4 points – Direct link between the job and the targeted field of studies

OR

2 points – Employer indicates that they are planning to hire a secondary school student.

  • 2 additional points are to be awarded if there is a direct link between the job and STEM/ICT work experience, in keeping with the established national priorities for CSJ 2018.
  • 1 additional point is to be awarded if the employer intends to hire a woman in a STEM/ICT work experience, in keeping with the established national priorities for CSJ 2018.

Note: “Some link” refers to a general connection between the job and the targeted field of studies and/or STEM/ICT work experience. “Direct link” refers to a clear and logical connection between the job and the targeted field of studies and/or STEM/ICT work experience.

Example

  • The Web Technician will be responsible to update our website and create online profiles for social media. The job requires a post-secondary student in a related field of studies such Management Information Systems who can do web coding and is knowledgeable of social media. The employer also indicates that he/she intends to recruit a woman for the position.

4. Salary offered contributes to the student’s income

Points are awarded to employers offering a salary above the minimum wage and to employers from the not-for-profit sector offering to pay the MERCs.

Scoring guide:

0 points – Employer offers to pay the minimum wage.

2 point – Employer offers a salary above the minimum wage or an employer from the not-for-profit sector offers to pay the MERCs.

3 points – Employer from the not-for-profit sector offers to pay the MERCs and offers a salary above the minimum wage.

Example

  • Employer is not-for-profit and will pay the student $14 per hour (i.e. $1 more than the provincial/territorial minimum wage). The employer will also be paying the MERCs.

5. Employer provides supervision and mentoring

Points are awarded to employers that have a supervision plan or both supervision and mentoring plans.

A plan for supervision must specify who will supervise the student, what the nature of the supervision will be, the frequency of contact, etc. Supervision should be done on-site, but if this is not possible, the employer must indicate what mechanisms will be put in place to supervise the student.

A mentoring plan is a structured approach for helping the student develop basic skills such as problem-solving, decision-making and working with others, or specific skills associated with an occupation.

Scoring guide:

2 points – Plan for supervision.

3 points – Plan for supervision and plan for mentoring.

Example

  • The student will undergo a week of workplace orientation and job-related training, and will then be assisted by a mentor. The mentor will work closely with the student during the first two weeks of the project. The mentor will then have daily contacts with the student for the remaining weeks to promote problem-solving and decision-making skills. Throughout the assignment, daily supervision will be provided by the unit’s manager. At the end of the project, the manager will conduct a formal performance evaluation with the student and will provide him/her with a written report.

6. Project activities are directed toward members of and support the vitality of an Official Language Minority Community

Points are awarded to projects with activities directed toward members of and support the vitality of an Official Language Minority Community.

Scoring guide:

0 points – No activity described in the job’s tasks and responsibilities is directed towards members of or support the vitality of an Official Language Minority Community.

2 points – Some of the activities included in the job’s tasks and responsibilities are directed towards members of or support the vitality of an Official Language Minority Community (in keeping with the established national priorities for CSJ 2018).

5 points – All the activities included in the job’s tasks and responsibilities are directed towards members of or support the vitality of an Official Language Minority Community (in keeping with the established national priorities for CSJ 2018).

Example

  • The Newspaper Assistant will support the Editor of our French newspaper that serves the residents of a French-speaking community in the province of New Brunswick. The Assistant will format and edit newspaper content, and will translate written materials as required. The language of the workplace is French, and 90% of the business is conducted in French.

7. Employer intends to hire a priority student

Points are awarded to employers that intend to hire a priority student, including youth who are in underrepresented groups. Priority students are students with disabilities, Indigenous students, students who are members of a visible minority and students who are new immigrants/refugees.

Points are also awarded to employers that have already identified a priority student.

Scoring guide:

0 points – Employer has no intention of hiring a priority student.

2 point – Employer has the intention of hiring a priority student, but no recruitment plan has been established (in keeping with the established national priorities for CSJ 2018).

5 points – Employer has the intention of hiring a priority student and recruitment plan has been established or a priority student has already been identified (in keeping with the established national priorities for CSJ 2018).

Example

  • The Outreach Assistants will promote Indigenous culture and art to area residents. The employer intends to hire Indigenous students for the Outreach Assistant job. The jobs will be posted in university, community college, employment centres, and at the Indigenous Friendship Centre. Band Councils in the area will also be contacted and the job will also be posted on Job Bank.
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