Canada Summer Jobs Employer Opportunity

To our Valued Employer Community:

I am pleased to inform you that the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2024 application period for employers has officially begun. From now until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 10, 2024, employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees can apply for funding to hire young Canadians next summer.

If you are interested in applying for funding, you can submit your application via the Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS) portal. Creating a GCOS account is a one-time process that allows you to apply for various funding opportunities with Employment and Social Development Canada in a secure web environment. Once the GCOS account has been created, employers can submit their CSJ application.

CSJ provides wage subsidies to employers to create quality summer work experiences for youth aged 15 to 30. The national priorities for CSJ 2024 are:

• Youth with disabilities or with organizations that provide services to persons with disabilities;

• Youth that are underrepresented in the labour market, including:

o Black and other racialized youth

o Indigenous youth

o 2SLGBTQI+ youth

• Youth in rural areas, remote communities, or official language minority communities;

• Jobs that provide exposure or experience related to the skilled trades, which may include opportunities in the residential construction sector; and

• Sustainable jobs that support the protection of the environment or delivering positive environmental outcomes.

The assessment of applications will take into account support of local priorities established for each constituency by members of Parliament. In Niagara Centre, local priorities include health care, projects supporting community-based organizations, small business, and sector specific groups such as youth, children, and seniors.

As an employer, I am sure you understand the value a summer job can bring to a young person’s career journey. Such experiences help foster independence, teamwork, and resilience. Through your participation in CSJ, you will be helping young people in your community develop the confidence and skills needed to succeed in the workplace, while also meeting the needs of your organization.

For more information about the CSJ 2024, including the eligibility criteria and the applicant guide, go to, visit a Service Canada office or call 1- 800- 935- 5555.

Yours truly,

Vance Badawey Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre │ Bureau de Vance Badawey, député de Niagara Centre

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport | secrétaire parlementaire du minister des Transports

Co-Chair, Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Group │ Coprésident, Groupe d’intervention des Grands Lacs et du Saint Laurent

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Fort Erie ON

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Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce

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