Summer Temporary Employment Programs

Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is a Government of Canada Summer Work Experience program initiative. It provides wage subsidies to employers to create employment for secondary and post-secondary students. Again this year, Canada Summer Jobs welcomes applications from small businesses, not-for-profit employers, public sector and faith-based organizations that provide quality summer jobs for students.

CSJ provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

Employers (Departments) must submit their applications for funding directly to the Canada Summer Jobs program no later than February 2, 2018. Applications received or postmarked after the deadline date will not be considered.

The application period is from December 19, 2017 to February 2, 2018.

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:  

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Employers (departments) must provide the following conditions:

  • the job must provide meaningful work experience for the student
  • a minimum of 30 hours to a maximum of 40 hours per week
  • 6 to 16 weeks in duration (work weeks are normally consecutive)

For full program details and eligibility requirements visit the Employment and Social Development Canada website.

Application and Deadlines

The application deadline is February 2, 2018, 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
    • Legal Name: The Governors of the University of Alberta
    • Operating Name: University of Alberta
    • Date established: 1908
    • Number of employees: 11,104
    • Mailing address of employer: 116 St and 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2R3
    • Does your organization owe any amount to the Government of Canada?: enter "no"
    • Organization's Mandate: Institution of education, research and innovation

    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)
    • Complete the Appointment/Pay Action - Excluded Students or Appointment/Pay Action - Support Staff Form available in the HRS Forms Cabinet
    • Complete the Pay Action Form:

      • In the Hire Details and Category section, select “Temporary”, “Full-Time”; job code: N0003
      • Enter in the pay rate information; Bargaining Unit: NASO; or NAST if applicable
      • Employee Class: (Casual Level 1, Casual Level 1 FT UofA Student, or Excluded Student)
      • Union Code: NAS (NASA)
      • In the Compensation section, select “Hourly” for Payment; Payment Type: “Regular Salary”; Earn Code: Casual Level 1 (011), Casual Level 1 FT UofA Student (021), or Excluded Student (024); enter in your combo code or chartfield string information
      • In the Comments section, enter in “Canada Summer Jobs program hire”;
    • CSJ appointments will be paid on the semi-monthly schedule

    For additional information on the CSJ program, eligibility, application and assessment process, visit the Employment and Social Development Canada website or call 1-800-935-5555 (TTY: 1-800-926-9105). Please note that Recruitment Services does not administer the CSJ program.