Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is a Government of Canada summer work experience program initiative. It provides wage subsidies for employers who create quality summer work experiences to help young people between the ages of 15 and 30 develop the skills and paid work experience they need to successfully transition into the labour market.

All Canada Summer Jobs-funded positions will automatically be posted on the government’s Job Bank  to help youth find, and employers to fill those jobs.

Funding priority is given to placements that provide opportunities for youth who face unique barriers. 

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

2024 Requirements
  • Applications are due January 10, 2024
  • Funding confirmations will be sent to employers starting in April 2024
  • The earliest job start date is April 22, 2024
  • The latest job start date is July 22, 2024
  • The latest job end date is August 31, 2024
General Terms + Conditions

CSJ criteria to assess the proposals/applications focus on:

  • U of A 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. Non-profit structured Institutes or Centers may be eligible for a higher wage subsidy.
  • Quality job placements .
  • Support program objectives as well as national and local priorities.
  • Placements that provide career-related experience or early work experience and commit to retain the youth as an employee beyond the CSJ program.
  • Provide supervision and mentoring; guidance towards professional and career development goals.
  • An employer who intends to hire priority students (students with disabilities, Indigenous students, and students who are members of visible minority groups).

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

  • Duration is between six and 16 consecutive weeks.
  • Job hours must be full-time (30 to 40 hours per week).

Students must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment.
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • 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.

Review our steps for recruitment and ensure you have consulted your partners to secure approval before proceeding.

Review the detailed application guide  to fill out the online application form . Include this university-specific information in your application form:

  • 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: 8,284.
  • Mailing address of employer: Shared Services, 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 0B2.
  • Does your organization owe any amount to the Government of Canada?: enter "no"
  • Organization's mandate: Institution of education, research and innovation.

Review the job posting page and use our job posting template; ensure the correct hiring statements are applied. 

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
  • Casual Level 2
  • Auxiliary Hourly and Excluded Student

View Employee Types.

Receiving Funding Confirmation
You’ve Selected your Candidates
  • Follow our process for making an offer (appointing) your new team member. Include this information in the appointment request 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 U of A 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 U of A Student (021), or Excluded Student (024); enter in your combo code or chart field string information.
    • In the Comments section, enter in “Canada Summer Jobs program hire”.
  • CSJ appointments will be paid on the semi-monthly schedule.
The Position Ends (by August 31)
  • The mandatory employer questionnaire must be completed prior to submitting a payment claim. 
  • The latest date to submit a payment claim is 30 days following the completion date.