Canada’s future prosperity depends on young Canadians getting the education and experience they’ll need to succeed in their careers, keeping our economy growing and our middle class thriving. Canada’s young people are not just the leaders of tomorrow—they are leaders today. That’s why our government has nearly doubled the number of jobs created for young people since 2015 through Canada Summer Jobs.
We know that when young people can get great work experience early in their careers, we’re helping ensure they have the best possible shot at success.
To do this the Canada Summer Jobs program pairs students for summer positions with small businesses, non-profits, and public sector organizations for quality (and paid) learning experiences that’ll set them up for success for years to come.
The Canada Summer Jobs program creates summer job opportunities for full-time students aged 15 to 30, allowing them to develop their skills, get meaningful work experience and earn money to pay for next year’s tuition. Not-for-profit employers can receive up to 100 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage and mandatory employment-related costs.
Employers are invited to submit applications that complement this year’s national priorities:
- Employers who intend to hire youth who are in underrepresented groups (including new immigrant youth/refugees, Indigenous youth, youth with disabilities and visible minorities)
- Small businesses, as they form the backbones of our communities,
- Organizations that support opportunities for official language minority communities;
- Organizations that provide services and/or supports the LGBTQ2 community; and
- Organizations that provide opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT), particularly for women.
Read these articles about some of the Canada Summer Jobs experiences had by students in the community:
- Students bring legal help, and legal health, to vulnerable Calgarians – Calgary Urban Project Society and Student Legal Assistance
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