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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Investing in Business and Young Canadians

Canada Summer Jobs 2017 now accepting applications from employers

Starting today, all not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with up to 50 employees can now apply for funding from the Government of Canada to hire a student next summer. The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program creates job opportunities and valuable work experience for students aged 15 to 30 years old, particularly youth facing barriers to employment, during their summer break between April and September 2017.

All eligible business, NGOs, and municipal governments in Niagara Centre and the region are encouraged to apply. Employers are also invited to include applications which consider the following:

  • Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information, and Communications Technology (ICT);
  • Employers involved in the settlement of immigrants (including Syrian refugees) in Canada;
  • Employers that hire Indigenous people;
  • Employers involved in activities celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation; and
  • Small businesses, including tourism, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of new jobs.

Application Deadline is January 20, 2017.

Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as April 2017. For further information and to apply, please visit or your closest Service Canada Centre.

“The Canada Summer Jobs program is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain the much-needed skills and experience needed in the workplace. An investment in our youth today is an investment that will benefit all of Niagara. Our youth are dynamic, innovative, and excited to contribute to the growth of this Region, as such, I encourage all eligible organizations to apply to the CSJ program in order to help train the future leaders of our community.”

Vance Badawey
Member of Parliament, Niagara Centre

Quick Facts

  • Not-for-profit employers can receive up to 100 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage and mandatory employment-related costs.
  • Public-sector employers and small businesses with up to 50 employees can receive up to 50 percent of the minimum hourly wage.
  • Canada Summer Jobs has helped provide more than 400,000 student jobs since its inception.

Contact: Eamonn Horan-Lunney 613.995.0988 or Anna Oaks 905.788.2204

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