Bryan May

Your member of parliament for


Bryan May

Your member of parliament for



Canada Summer Jobs Program

Note: The application period for the Canada Summer Jobs 2018 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; 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
  • Manufacturing
  • Local government
  • Agriculture and environmental sustainability
  • Entrepreneur
  • 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

CSJ Kinbridge v2

Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington

CSJ Alzheimers

Brookfield Country Club

CSJ Brookfield

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

CSJ Butterfly Conservatory

Kemur Camp

CSJ Kemur

TJ’s Farm Fresh Produce

CSJ TJs Farm Fresh

Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries

CSJ Social Planning Council

Quiet Nature Ltd.

CSJ Quiet Nature


CSJ Lutherwood

The Bridges

CSJ The Bridges

Waterloo-Wellington Workforce Planning Board

CSJ Workforce Planning Board

YMCA Cambridge


Ontario Holsteins

CSJ Ontario Holsteins


CSJ Langs

Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre

CSJ Greenway-Chaplim

Giant Tiger (Preston)

CSJ Giant Tiger

Idea Exchange

CSJ Idea Exchange

Fairview Mennonite Home

CSJ Fairview Mennonite Home

Community Living Cambridge

CSJ Community Living Cambridge

Cambridge Family Early Years Centre

CSJ Cambridge Family Early Years Centre

Kinbridge Community Association – Southwood Resource Centre

CSJ Kinbridge Southwood

Cambridge Pregnancy Resource Centre


John Howard Society – Cambridge Career Connections

CSJ John Howard Society

The Literacy Group

CSJ The Literacy Group



rare Charitable Research Reserve

CSJ Rare

Preston Heights Community Group

CSJ Preston Heights

Salvatore’s Confessional Kitchen

CSJ Salvatores

Township of North Dumfries

CSJ North Dumfries

Habitat for Humanity reStore

CSJ Habitat for Humanity

Cambridge Visitor Centre

CSJ Visitor Centre

YWCA Cambridge