Canada Summer Jobs Program 2020

Changes announced to help create up to 70,000 jobs for youth

The federal government announced changes to the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program yesterday to help create summer openings for up to 70,000 youth as we deal with the COVID-19 crisis in our communities.

These enhancements will include:

• an increase to the wage subsidy, so that private and public sector youth employees under CSJ can receive up to 100 per cent of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage for each employee

• an extension to the end date for employment to February 28, 2021

• allowing employers to adapt their projects and job activities to support essential services

• allowing employers to hire staff on a part-time basis.

Organizations that did not apply previously for the Canada Summer Jobs program will have another opportunity to offer job placements that provide essential services. For example, local food banks and other not-for-profit organizations.

Keeping in mind the safety of everyone, some suggested types of work could include:

· Supporting community programming: This could include jobs with small businesses or organizations that are using digital tools for preparation and delivery of programming, such as youth education and recreation activities, or community support services such as tele-health and online health services.

· Supporting Canada’s food security and supply chains: This may include jobs at local co-ops, farms, and/or food distribution that play a critical role to Canada’s food security.

· Filling temporary vacancies due to COVID-19: This could include clerical or administrative positions in small businesses or not-for-profits where older staff are required to stay home with children and/or avoid the workplace due to other COVID-19 related issues.

· Supporting for vulnerable populations: This may include local activities to support populations facing new vulnerabilities under COVID-19, such as seniors or persons with disabilities.

More information on the adjusted timing and new flexibilities in the CSJ program will be available next week.

Further information:


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