Applications for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program will launch on December 21, 2020, and will remain open until January 29, 2021.
This year the CSJ program will support employers through a period of economic recovery, by funding up to 120,000 jobs for youth through CSJ 2021 – an increase of 40,000 jobs compared to last year.
Applicants will be able to seek funding to hire youth between April 26, 2021 and February 26, 2022. While employers are encouraged to offer quality jobs on a full-time basis (35 hours per week), part-time jobs (minimum of 12 hours per week) will also be eligible for funding. This flexibility was introduced to enable hiring of youth outside of the summer period. Approved employers from the not-for profit sector will still be eligible for a wage subsidy reimbursement of up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Approved public and private sector employers will be eligible to receive a wage subsidy reimbursement of up to 75% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage.
The application form for CSJ 2021 has been simplified to make it less time consuming for you to complete. Remember to read the Applicant Guide, an updated version of which will become available once the CSJ 2021 application period opens on December 21, 2020. It contains detailed information about the application process, including on how you can demonstrate the quality of your proposed job placement(s).
Applications are due by January 29th, 2021. For more information and to start your online application click here.
Also, don’t forget that our Business Coaches are here to assist all existing and start-up businesses in Lennox and Addington. Our free and confidential business coaching services help you find the resources and tools needed to be successful. Find out more about our Business Coaching Program.
If you need any assistance with the application or would like to speak to one of our Business Coaches, don’t hesitate to contact the Economic Development Office.
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