EARLY DEADLINE TO APPLY: JANUARY 20, 2017
Incentive to hire a SUMMER STUDENT , summer 2017
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.
Employers from the not-for-profit, public and private sector may apply for wage subsidies under the Canada Summer Jobs initiative.
Private sector employers must have 50 or fewer full-time employees across Canada to be eligible. Full-time employees are those working 30 hours or more per week.
To be eligible, students must:
- be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
- have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection ActFootnote 2; and
- be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
Not-for-profit employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Public and private sector employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 50% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Refer to your provincial or territorial legislation to confirm the minimum wage.
An employer may choose to pay more than the minimum wage; however, the percentage reimbursed will apply only to the applicable provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. For example, if a private sector employer pays a student $12.00 per hour in a province where the minimum hourly wage is $10.50, the subsidy provided will be 50% of the minimum wage, i.e.