Funding: Canada Summer Jobs

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.

Canada Summer Jobs:

  • provides work experiences for students
  • supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
  • recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

Application Information

We will be accepting applications from December 19, 2017 until February 2, 2018.

Follow-up after you apply

If you submitted your application through Grants and Contributions Online Services or the Canada Summer Jobs online application, you should have received an acknowledgement at that time.

Otherwise, we acknowledge within 21 calendar days of receiving your application. This is our timeline under normal conditions, which complies with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) service standards.


Approval process

All assessed applications within a constituency will be ranked according to their assessment score, and a list of recommended projects will be established. Each Member of Parliament will receive the list of projects recommended for their constituency and is offered the opportunity to validate the list.

Service Canada will inform you of the status of your application in April. All decisions on rejected or approved applications (according to budget availability) will be confirmed in writing (i.e. by email or by mail). Recipients must not hire the student before receiving the approval by Service Canada and the student cannot start the employment before the start date approved by Service Canada.


If your application is approved, the "Calculation of Approved Canada Summer Jobs Contribution Amount" document signed by an appropriate delegated authority for Canada will be returned to you, along with other appropriate forms.

If you submit your application through the online process, please be informed that a signature may be required at a later date.

Decisions regarding the assessment of applications are final; there is no recourse. However, Service Canada will provide you with the name of a contact person to address any questions you may have regarding your application.

Please note that successful employers may be randomly selected for inspections and audits as per the Section 17(2) of the Articles of Agreement.

Privacy notice statement

The information you provide is collected under the authority of the Department of Employment and Social Development Act. Completion is voluntary, however, refusal to provide information will result in your application not being considered for funding. The information will be used to determine your eligibility for CSJ, its administration and for subsequent evaluation and accountability purposes. The information you provide may also be used for policy analysis and/or research purposes. In order to conduct these activities, various sources of information under the custody and control of the Department may be linked.

The information you provide will also be shared with your respective Member of Parliament to ensure local priorities are considered and the list of projects is validated. Information will be disclosed in accordance with the Privacy Act and Department of Employment and Social Development Act.

Personal information is administered in accordance with the Privacy Act and other applicable laws. You have the right to the protection of, and access to, your personal information. It will be retained in Personal Information bank HRSDC PPU 293. Instructions in obtaining this information are outlined in the government publication available online, entitled InfoSource.

Please note you can withdraw your application after submitting it.

Contact us

For more information, you can call 1-800-935-5555 (TTY: 1-800-926-9105) or visit a Service Canada Office.

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