Canada Summer JobsThe Canada Summer Jobs program covers up to half the minimum wage of summer student hires.

Funding to subsidize student employment

Do you plan on hiring a student for summer 2022? The Canada Summer Jobs program can help.

A project of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, the federal program aims to help young Canadians develop skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market.

The University of Windsor will submit one application to include all 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.

“On average, we are able to secure around 25 positions each year to help supervisors stretch their budgets a little further while providing students with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience,” says Kerri Zold, acting co-executive director of experiential learning.

“For 2022 the program is returning to the pre-pandemic model for funded jobs: 30 to 40 hours per week contained to the summer, making this a great option for supervisors planning on hiring students into full-time roles that will wrap up before Labour Day, like a summer co-op term, for example.”

As a public sector employer, the University of Windsor is eligible to receive funding of up to $7.50 per hour or 50 per cent of the minimum wage for six to 19 consecutive weeks. In previous years, the average funded full-time job duration was eight weeks.

The deadline to submit proposals for inclusion in the University of Windsor application is Wednesday, Jan. 19. Interested faculty and staff may apply online to request funding. All applications for positions at the University of Windsor must follow this process so they are submitted by someone with the authority to enter into an agreement and provide the financial details required to claim the funding at the end of the summer.

Visit the UWindsor Canada Summer Jobs page for more information. Email questions to Avy Maharaj at, or interested join Maharaj and Zold at one of two upcoming drop-in sessions using the Teams links below: