Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create jobs for young people between the ages of 15 and 30 who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

Employers (Departments) must submit their applications for funding no later than February 26, 2016. Applications received or postmarked after the deadline date will not be considered.

The application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2016 has been extended until March 11, 2016.

CSJ criteria to assess the proposals/applications will focus on:

  • service to local communities
  • jobs that support local priorities
  • jobs that provide career-related experience or early work experience
  • a salary that contributes to the student’s income
  • an employer who provides supervision and mentoring
  • project activities that are directed toward members of, and support the vitality of, an official language minority community
  • an employer who intends to hire priority students (students with disabilities, Aboriginal students, and students who are members of visible minority groups)

Terms and Conditions

In order to be eligible for funding, student hires must meet the following terms:  

  • registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protections Acts
  • legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations; and
  • between the ages of 15 and 30 years of age

Employers (departments) must provide the following conditions:

  • a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • 6 to 16 weeks in duration (work weeks are normally consecutive)

For full program details and eligibility requirements visit the Service Canada website.

Application and Deadlines

The application period is from January 4, 2016 to February 26, 2016, with no consideration of late applications. It is strongly recommended that applicants familiarize themselves with the applicant guide prior to completing and submitting their CSJ application.

The following University specific information is required for the application:

  • Canada Revenue Agency Registration Number for the University of Alberta (9 digit number/code): CRA Business Number 10810 2831 RP0003
  • Workers Compensation Account Number: WCB # 1420199 WCB rate: 0.18% (effective January 2016)
  • Regarding liability insurance that is provided for summer students, enter "none".
  • Date established: 1908
  • Number of employees: 9,259 full-time equivalent 
  • Union concurrence letter: Recruitment Service obtains one Union Concurrence Letter for all CSJ applications from the University of Alberta and provides this to Service Canada.  Therefore, departments do not need to supply a Union Concurrence Letter for CSJ Applications.

Payroll Information

  • UofA employers are eligible for up to 50% of the provincial minimum hourly wage, which is reimbursed directly from the Federal Government after the employment period
  • Not-for-profit structured Institutes or Centers may be eligible for a higher wage subsidy
  • CSJ subsidized summer employees are subject to the terms and conditions as stated in the BoG/NASA Collective Agreement (Part A for Operating and Part B for Trust) according to their appropriate employee types
  • Employee types include: Casual Level 1; Casual Level 1 - University of Alberta Student; and Excluded Student (Employee Type Details)
  • Employment Programs Appointment/Pay Action form are available in the HRS Forms Cabinet
  • CSJ appointments will be paid on the semi-monthly schedule
  • For departments keying biweekly hours, earning Code for CSJ appointments is 012

For additional information on the CSJ program, eligibility, application and assessment process, visit the Service Canada website. Please note that Recruitment Services does not administer the CSJ program.

Contact Us

Recruitment Services

Guia Palaypay

Recruitment Advisor

Phone: 780-492-5610