FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
YORKTON - Cathay Wagantall, Member of Parliament for Yorkton-Melville, would like to advise organizations and businesses that applications for Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) funding are being accepted until Jan. 12, 2023. Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market.
“In 2022, there were approximately 85 CSJ grant recipients in Yorkton-Melville, which is good, but there were many more applicants that didn’t receive funding and there were some recipients that felt they were underfunded,” said Wagantall. “CSJ is far from a perfect program, but I would strongly encourage employers to consider submitting an application for 2023.”
CSJ provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years. Public and private sector employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 50% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. As in previous years, not-for-profit employers are eligible to receive up to 100% of the provincial territorial minimum hourly wage for each employee.
Job placements will occur during the summer of 2023, starting in April 2023, and will need to be full time with a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 40 hours per week, and a duration of six to 16 weeks.
Employers interested in applying for CSJ 2023 funding can submit their applications electronically using either the online fillable application or the Grants and Contributions Online Service. The online fillable application is the fastest way for employers to submit an application online, while the Grants and Contributions Online Service requires the user to create an account before submitting an application for CSJ.
“The deadline for applications for funding for 2023 is earlier than it was in 2022,” said Wagantall. “I urge those who want to apply to ensure that they do so as soon as possible.”
Additional information about the program and application information can be found at www.canada.ca/canada-summer-jobs.