Joyce Murray

Your member of parliament for

Vancouver Quadra

Joyce Murray

Your member of parliament for

Vancouver Quadra



The application period for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program is now open. The federal government wants to help employers like you hire youth and create valuable summer job opportunities that strengthen our local economy and our community.
We are hosting an in-person info-session with Service Canada staff on January 17th:
Time:    Thursday January 17, 2019
                4:30 – 5:30 pm
Place:   Peretz Centre (6184 Ash St. Vancouver).
Light refreshments will be provided
Please RSVP, by emailing

If you can’t attend the in-person info-session, Service Canada will be hosting online sessions as well to support employers with the application process on the following dates:

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 12PM (PST)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 9AM (PST)

Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 12PM (PST)

If you are interested in attending an information session, please reply to this email ( providing the following so we can provide you with the teleconference number:

Date of session:

Your name:

Your organization:

Your telephone number:

Your email:

Number of participants :

Following feedback from stakeholders across the country, updates have been made for CSJ 2019 that will make it easier than ever for employers to provide good quality summer jobs.

  • Fewer barriers to good quality jobs: expanded eligibility to include all youth between the ages of 15-30 who are legally entitled to work in Canada – not just students.
  • Updated eligibility criteria: the eligibility criteria have been changed to set out what is and isn’t eligible for funding
  • Better job matching: All positions will be posted on and on the app, to get the word out and help match young people with employers and good quality jobs.

This year the government has made it easier than ever to apply for CSJ funding. Everything can be submitted online through our Government Grants and Contributions Online Service. You can complete the application at your leisure and track its status once it has been submitted.

Funding is available for not-for-profit organizations and public and private sector employers with 50 or fewer employees. If you are a non-profit organization you can receive up to 100 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage, 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.

For more information on CSJ, including the eligibility criteria and application guide,, a Service Canada Office or call 1-800-935-5555.