CSJ program offering subsidy
Small business —SUMMER JOBS owners and non-profit organizations are being encouraged to hire students this summer with help from the federal government under its Canada Summer Jobs, CSJ, program. Applications for federal funding will be accepted until January 20, 2017. And those chosen can hire young youths starting as early as April.
Under the CSJ program, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees can receive up to 50 percent of the minimum hourly wage, while non-profit employers can receive up to 100 percent, as well as employment-related costs.
The program will give priority to applicants focused on the following government identified priorities: Employers or programs welcoming and helping immigrants settle in Canada; employers or groups hiring Indigenous people; employers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sectors; employers involved in activities celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation; small businesses trying to become innovative, competitive and successful in the creation of new jobs. Employers can submit application online at Canada.ca/Canada-summerjobs website until January 20.