Hon. Patty Hajdu

Your member of parliament for

Thunder Bay-Superior North

Hon. Patty Hajdu

Your member of parliament for

Thunder Bay-Superior North


Canada Summer Jobs Employer Info Session


Thursday, December 22

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Waverley Library: 285 Red River Road


Each year, the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program helps employers like you create valuable summer job opportunities for full-time students aged 15 to 30 years old, while strengthening local economies and communities across Canada.

CSJ provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with up to 50 or fewer employees. Not-for-profit employers can receive up to 100 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly as well as employment-related costs. Public-sector employers and small businesses can receive up to 50 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage. You could benefit from funding from the Government of Canada to help a student and help your business.

CSJ focuses on our local priorities, and I am also encouraging more employers to come forward with applications that support and complement a number of national priorities. These include:


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

If you have hired a student in the past, you know how beneficial it can be for your organization. You also know first-hand how important it is for students to gain much-needed skills and experience and contribute to our community.

I encourage you to take advantage of this great program and apply for funding for students that you require to help you. By doing so, we will be able to provide more funding to even more local employers.

This year, applications are being accepted online from December 7, 2016 until January 20, 2017, with students starting their jobs as early as April 2017.

For more information on CSJ, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, visit the Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs, a Service Canada Office or by calling 1-800-935-5555.