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Canada Summer Jobs Program (CSJP)

The Canada Summer Jobs Program (CSJP) aims to provide wage subsidies to employers, in both the public and private sector, that create summer jobs for young people aged 15 to 30 years old.

Who is eligible?

Eligible employers

Eligible employers include

  • not-for-profit organizations,
  • the public-sector, and
  • private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees.

The following employers are not eligible

  • Members of the House of Commons and the Senate,
  • Federal government departments and agencies,
  • Provincial departments and agencies, and
  • Organizations that engage in partisan political activities.

Eligible youth (employees)

To be eligible youth must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of
    the employment, and
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Eligible work experience

Eligible projects include work experience in an inclusive, nondiscriminatory work environment that respects the rights of all Canadians and supports skills acquisition and development.

The following projects and job activities are not included:

  • projects consisting of activities that take place outside of Canada,
  • activities that contribute to the provision of a personal service to the employer,
  • partisan political activities, and
  • fundraising activities to cover salary costs for the youth participant.

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