Note: The application period for the Canada Summer Jobs 2017 program is now closed. Please check back next January.
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
In particular, employers from the following national priorities are encouraged to apply:
- employers involved in the welcome and settlement of immigrants (including Syrian refugees) in Canada;
- employers that hire Indigenous peoples;
- opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information, Communications and Technology (ICT);
- employers involved in activities celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation; and
- small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of new jobs.
Employers from the following local Cambridge priorities are also encouraged to apply:
- Employers involved with: Canada Day events; Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation; Agricultural fairs/events ;Community celebrations; Annual summer festivals and events; Sports tournaments
- Not-for-profit organizations
- Not-for-profit organizations that provide programs and services for disadvantaged community groups
- Organizations that provide programs and services to people with economic, physical and psychosocial barriers
- Organizations that help people become self-sufficient
- Local government
- Agriculture and environmental sustainability
- Post-secondary institutions
- Heritage and cultural centers
- Skilled trades in computer and engineering sectors
- Historical museums
2016 Funding Recipients
MP Bryan May visited workplaces in Cambridge that received funding through the Canada Summer Jobs to meet the students and employers, and receive feedback on the Canada Summer Jobs program.
Kinbridge Community Association
Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington
Brookfield Country Club
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
TJ’s Farm Fresh Produce
Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries
Quiet Nature Ltd.
Waterloo-Wellington Workforce Planning Board
Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre
Giant Tiger (Preston)
Fairview Mennonite Home
Community Living Cambridge
Cambridge Family Early Years Centre
Kinbridge Community Association – Southwood Resource Centre
Cambridge Pregnancy Resource Centre
John Howard Society – Cambridge Career Connections
The Literacy Group
rare Charitable Research Reserve
Preston Heights Community Group
Salvatore’s Confessional Kitchen
Township of North Dumfries
Habitat for Humanity reStore
Cambridge Visitor Centre