Canada Summer Jobs application period now open

December 05, 2016

Ottawa– Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville – Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, announced today that applications can now be completed for the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

“The application period begins earlier this year so that students can get to work as soon as the beginning of April,” explains Brown. “It was delayed last year due to the change in government.”

The program provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for students aged 15 to 30.

Canada Summer Jobs applications are available at Service Canada Centers and online at

Applications must be submitted by January 20, 2017. Employers will be able to complete and submit their applications online, by mail or in person. Faxed applications are not accepted.

To support employers, the Canada Summer Jobs Applicant Guide for 2017 is also available online. This guide provides instructions on filling out an application, eligibility requirements, and assessment criteria.

If employers have specific questions about applications, they can get information by contacting 1-800-935-5555.

As well, additional information on Canada Summer Jobs is available online at

“At $568,767, the budget for Canada Summer Jobs in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes is expanded again this year from the base budget of $226,913,” explains Brown. “Last year 249 jobs representing 63,508 hours for a total of $632,095 were approved for the riding.”