Canada Summer Jobs Program 2019

December 17, 2018

Dear Constituents,

I am pleased to inform you that the application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2019 will be launched on December 17, 2018 and will close on January 25, 2019.

The Canada Summer Jobs program provides wage subsidies to employers from the not-for-profit, public, and private sectors to create quality summer work experiences for youth aged 15 to 30 years. Each year, the Canada Summer Jobs program helps employers create valuable summer job opportunities for full-time students within this age margin. This year includes new expanded eligibility to include all youth aged 15-30 and is no longer restricted to students.

CSJ focuses on our local priorities, I am encouraging more employers to come forward with applications that support and complement a number of national priorities. These include:
• Organizations which provide services to, and which express an intent to hire, youth who self-identify as being part of the groups which are underrepresented or have additional barriers
to the labour market;
• Opportunities for youth to gain work experience related to the skilled trades;
• Opportunities for youth in rural areas (RAs) and remote communities, and Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs);
• Small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of jobs; and,
• Organizations which deliver supports or services to seniors.

By investing in Canada’s youth, we are helping them to obtain the skills and experience they need to contribute to our collective economic growth and to build a stronger future for all Canadians.

I am very pleased to report that the values tests put in place by the Liberal government during the last application period which garnered so much concern and criticism from our community has been suspended. I appreciated the many calls, letters and emails that I received from members of our community calling for an end to this values test. This result is largely thanks to your persistence, and refusal to back down from an injustice.

For more information on CSJ, including eligibility criteria and application guides, please visit or contact a Service Canada office by calling 1-800-935-5555. Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (780)-822-1540.


Ziad Aboultaif
Member of Parliament for Edmonton Manning
Shadow Minister for International Development