Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2023

What is the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program?

CSJ provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, and public and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer employees. The purpose is to create quality summer work experiences for young Canadians aged 15 to 30.

Who can apply?

Not-for-profit organizations, public and private sector employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees. 

When can you apply?

You can apply for funding now until January 12, 2023, to hire young Canadians next summer. Full-time job placements will be available starting April 2023.

Yearly, Service Canada and Members of Parliament (MPs) establish national priorities to prioritize job opportunities for youth facing barriers in finding work – this year the priorities are:

  • Youth with disabilities;
  • Black and other racialized youth;
  • Indigenous youth;
  • Small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that self-report as having leadership from groups that are under-represented in the labour market;
  • Small businesses and not-for-profit organizations in environmental sectors