Canada Summer Jobs 2017 application period for employers extended - Employers who haven't already applied are invited to do so today

    January 19, 2017

    Summer work experience for students helps them prepare for good, well-paying jobs as they start their careers—strengthening our middle class and keeping our economy growing.

    Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that the employer application period for the 2017 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program is being extended until February 3, 2017, to allow more employers to apply for funding to hire summer students.

    All small businesses, not-for-profit organizations and public-sector employers are encouraged to apply for funding from the Government of Canada to hire summer students.

    The CSJ program creates summer job opportunities and valuable work experience specifically for students ages 15 to 30.

    Along with local priorities, employers are encouraged to come forward with applications that support and complement five national priorities:

    - small businesses working to become more innovative, competitive and successful, in recognition of their key contribution to the creation of new jobs;
    - employers involved in the welcome and settlement of immigrants (including Syrian refugees) in Canada;
    - employers that hire Indigenous people;
    - opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sectors; and
    - employers involved in activities celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.

    Many employers find that hiring students brings new life and ideas to the workplace. Watch their stories here.

    Applicants approved for funding will be able to hire students as early as April 2017. For more information and to apply, please visit or visit a Service Canada Centre.

    "I invite all employers who haven't yet done so to apply today to receive support to hire students this summer. This is a tremendous opportunity to give work experience to energetic, enthusiastic students, and to keep our economy growing."
    – The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

    Employment and Social Development Canada