Canada Summer Jobs 2024 Employer Applications Open

Stratford, ON

John Nater, Member of Parliament for Perth—Wellington, announced today that the employer application process for funding under the Canada Summer Jobs 2024 program is now open.

“Through Canada Summer Jobs, young Canadians have the opportunity to gain the skills and experience they need to get jobs now and in the future. I encourage employers to apply for funding to create jobs that will help students, employers, and our local economies. Last summer more than 370 young people were employed across Perth—Wellington, creating jobs in our communities.” – John Nater, M.P., Perth—Wellington

M.P. Nater noted that while the application period opened slightly earlier this year, he is once again disappointed that the Minister responsible for the program still has not taken action which would move up the date by which employers would be notified of program funding.

“The mid-April notification date is much too late for most students to find out if they have a summer job, but employers also must budget and therefore need confirmation of whether or not they will receive funding well in advance of this date,” said M.P. Nater. “University and college students in particular must have an idea of where they will be working in the summer by mid-February.”

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for young people. It is designed to focus on local priorities while helping both students and their communities.

Funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses (under 50 employees) to hire qualified young people aged 15 to 30. Thousands of young Canadians will be able to develop and improve their skills through summer employment while employers will be assisted in addressing skills shortages.

More information on the program can be found on the program website:

Employers interested in applying for CSJ 2024 funding are encouraged to submit their applications electronically on the Grants and Contributions Online Services (GCOS) portal. Creating a GCOS account is a one-time process that allows organizations to apply for various Employment and Social Development Canada funding opportunities in a secure web environment.

The application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2024 is
November 21, 2023 to January 10, 2024.


Media Contact:

Jane McKelvie

Office of John Nater, M.P.