Employer application period now open for Canada Summer Jobs program

OTTAWA –The employer application process for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs 2022 program is now open, says Perth-Wellington MP John Nater.

“Through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ), young Canadians have the opportunity to gain the skills and experience they need to get jobs now and in the future,” Nater stated in a Dec. 16 press release.

“I encourage employers to apply for funding to create jobs that will help students, employers and our local economies.

“Last summer more than 350 young people were employed across Perth—Wellington, creating jobs in our communities.”

Nater noted however, that despite his lobbying of both the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour to improve the application process, the dates for employer applications and notifications still have not been moved up to allow for earlier hiring.

“The April notification date is much too late for most students to find out if they have a summer job, but employers also must budget and therefore need confirmation of whether or not they will receive funding well in advance of this date” said Nater.

“University and college students in particular must have an idea of where they will be working in the summer by mid-February.”

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

Funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses (under 50 employees) to hire qualified young people aged 15 to 30.

“Thousands of young Canadians will be able to develop and improve their skills through summer employment while employers will be assisted in addressing skills shortages,” the release states.

Employers interested in applying for CSJ 2022 funding can submit their applications electronically via the online fillable application or the Grants and Contributions Online Service (GCOS).

The online fillable application is the fastest way for employers to complete an application online without having to create an account.

The application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2022 ends Jan. 25.