This year, Canada’s federal government renewed its Summer Work Experience program, which offers special funding for employers who create summer jobs for students.
To support this initiative, the Jobboom team is proud to announce that employers in Quebec can now post summer jobs or internship opportunities for free on Jobboom.com!
The Canadian Summer Job Experience Program
This initiative is designed to help young Canadians from under-represented groups (including immigrants, refugees, Indigenous, disabled, and visible minorities) enter the job market, while also supporting Canadian small businesses by recognizing their contribution to job creation across the country.
Who is eligible?
The federal Summer Work Experience initiative is available to most employers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, but not every organization is eligible to participate.
- To be considered eligible, private sector companies must have no more than 50 full-time employees (a full-time employee is defined as someone who works at least 30 hours per week);
- In the public sector, only health, education and municipal government organizations are eligible for the program.
To be considered eligible for the program, students must meet the following conditions:
- Be between the ages of 15 and 30 on the date they begin work;
- Be enrolled as a full-time student during the current school year, and the following year;
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status;
- Have a Social Insurance Number and a work visa that is valid for the length of the contract.
The job for which the federal support is claimed must provide the participating student with a valuable work experience, but that’s not all.
- The work and responsibilities of the position must take place in Canada;
- The duration of the contract must be between 6 and 16 weeks (typically consecutive);
- The job must meet the definition of a full-time position (30 to 40 hours per week).
Contributions for employers
The Summer Work Experience program allows employers to receive salary contributions based on their sector of activity. These contributions can be as much as 100 percent of the minimum wage in the province where the work experience takes place.
- Social benefits
Employers who participate in the program are required by law to pay the costs of social benefits for their employees (but not-for-profit organizations may be reimbursed up to 100 percent of these costs).
Did you know?
The Canadian federal government financed 15,765 jobs in public, private and not-for-profit organizations in Quebec in 2017, for a total investment of more than $49 million.
How is Jobboom involved?
Have you missed out on the eligibility period for applications to the 2018 program, or are you ineligible for the Summer Work Experience program?
Jobboom is offering the opportunity to post your summer job positions, as well as internships, on Jobboom.com for free!
There are no eligibility requirements.
- This offer is available to all employers, whether they are in the public, private or not-for-profit sector.
- Any summer job or student internship offer is eligible for this offer.
What’s the process?
It’s easy to post your summer job or internship offers on Jobboom. Simply click here to be brought to a page where you can fill out the required form. Within 24 hours your post will be live on Jobboom.com for a period of 30 days.
Having trouble? Get in touch.
If you’d like to know more about this program and other Jobboom offers, or are having trouble during the sign-up process, please contact our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org