Canada Summer Jobs imageThe deadline to submit proposals for the Canada Summer Jobs program is Friday, Jan. 22.

Funding available to create summer jobs for students

Do you plan on hiring a student for summer 2021? The federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to help young Canadians develop skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market.

“In 2020, we were approved for 23 CSJ positions which helped supervisors stretch their budgets a little further while providing students with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience,” says Kerri Zold, manager of Career Development & Experiential Learning. “It’s great to see the temporary flexibilities introduced in 2020 in response to COVID-19 offered again in the 2021 program cycle.”

These flexibilities include an increased subsidy amount, an option for part-time employment, an expanded employment period, and an opportunity to amend project and job activities if those proposed are impacted by COVID-19 restrictions after an agreement is signed.

As a public sector employer, the University of Windsor is eligible to receive funding for up to $10.69 an hour or 75 per cent of the minimum hourly wage, for positions of 12 to 40 hours per week for six to 23 consecutive weeks. In 2020, the average funded job duration was eight weeks at 35 hours per week.

The University of Windsor will submit one coordinated application in that will include all the individual job proposals received by the internal deadline. The application process will be co-ordinated by Career Development & Experiential Learning in partnership with the Department of Finance.

The deadline to submit proposals for inclusion in the University of Windsor application is 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 22. Faculty and staff interested in hiring through CSJ may apply online to request funding.

All applications for positions at the University of Windsor must follow this process so that they are submitted by someone with the authority to enter an agreement on behalf of the University and provide the financial details required to claim the funding at the end of the summer.

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