Canada Summer Jobs 2020 Call for Employer Proposals

Attention Simcoe North employers You now have more time to apply for #CanadaSummerJobs funding.

The application deadline has been extended to February 28, 2020 . #leaderstoday http://ow.ly/uAQX30qbcFj

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people – particularly those facing barriers to employment – get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market. The CSJ program helps employers create quality summer job opportunities and provide valuable work experience for youth aged 15 to 30. It also helps organizations hire youth in quality jobs during the busy summer months.

The program provides wage subsidies to private-sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, employers from not-for-profit organizations and the public sector to create quality summer work experiences for young people.. This provides them with opportunities to develop and improve their skills, and responds to national and local priorities, and to improve access to the labour market for youth including those who face unique barriers.

  • Each year, the national priorities for CSJ are updated to reflect Canada’s diverse population and evolving needs. This year’s national CSJ priorities support:
    • Organizations that provide services to or intend to hire youth who self-identify as being part of underrepresented groups or as having additional barriers to entering or staying in the labour market.
    • Opportunities offered by organizations that provide services to persons with disabilities or intend to hire youth with disabilities.
    • Opportunities for youth in rural areas, remote communities, or official language minority communities.
    • Opportunities offered by organizations that focus on protecting and conserving the environment.
    • Opportunities for youth to work in small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of jobs.
  • Not-for-profit employers can receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage and mandatory employment-related costs. Small businesses with 50 or fewer employees and public-sector employers and can receive funding for up to 50% of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage.

To assist employers, the CSJ 2020 Applicant Guide is available online  HERE.  This guide provides instructions on how to fill out an application, eligibility requirements and assessment criteria.

The CSJ 2020 call for proposals was launched on January 30, 2020, and will close on February 28, 2020.

I hope you find this helpful.

Bruce