Access Subsidized Workforce Support This Summer – Canada Summer Jobs program Open for Applications

Applications Open Until January 25, 2022
Get Subsidized Workers to Help Your Business!

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is a long-standing Government of Canada program that strives to help youth (15–30 years of age) obtain summer work experience. This year, CSJ 2022 is targeting the creation of up to 100,000 full-time summer job opportunities for young people.  These jobs will be subsidized at 50% of the minimum wage for private and public sector businesses, and 100% of the minimum wage for not-for-profits, making it a helpful way of supporting youth while getting help in your business.

The program is open to not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers, and private sector employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees, and you can apply for funding now until January 25, 2022 to hire young Canadians. Full-time job placements will take place during the summer of 2022.


Employers interested in applying for CSJ 2022 funding can submit their applications electronically via either the online fillable application or the Grants and Contributions Online Service. The online fillable application is the fastest way for employers to complete an application online without having to create an account.



Eligible Canadian employers are from the not-for-profit, public and private sectors. 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).

Ineligible Canadian employers are 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.

Projects and Job Activities

Jobs will need to be full time with a minimum of 30 hours a week and a duration of at least 6 weeks.

The earliest job start date is April 25 while the latest start date is July 24, as all jobs must be completed and end by September 3, 2022.


More information can be found at Employment and Social Development Canada.