Canada Summer Jobs

Application period closed. Service Canada will inform you of the status of your application starting in May 2020

Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment Strategy, which is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people between the ages of 15 and 30, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market.

Please be aware that for 2020 Canada Summer Jobs hires will fall under AUPE. Managers who are approved for funding will be expected to hire their candidates as either AUPE Student, or Recurring Part-time employees.

 Application deadline: Closed 

Program Details

Applications should only be submitted in cases where without funding, the role cannot be created. Submitting a completed application is considered a confirmation of this. Hiring an employee before approval is received from Service Canada is a denial of this fact, and will result in removal of approval, and denial of funding by Service Canada.

Applications will be eligible to receive up to 50 per cent of minimum wage. The program runs between May 11, 2020 and Aug. 28, 2020. The duration of the job must be between six and 16 consecutive weeks, and 30 to 35 hours per week.

  • If the employee works less than six weeks, or fewer than 30 hours/week, the work will be deemed ineligible and the wage will not be reimbursed
  • Work must provide quality work experiences for youth, allowing youth to develop and improve their skills
  • The job should respond to national and local priorities to improve access to the labour market for youth who face unique barriers
  • Jobs will be assessed on a points system. For more information on the points system and assessment criteria refer to the Canada Summer Jobs 2020 website

Employee Requirements

Employees must be 15-30, and either a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred (international students are ineligible) and be legally entitled to work in Canada


Visit the Canada Summer Jobs Website for more information and to submit your application through the online application form or by mail.

While Service Canada recommends that applications are submitted through GCOS, given the relatively short application period we advise managers to submit through other methods.

Number corresponds to field number in the application form

  1. #1 - Canada Revenue Agency Business Number


  2. #2 - Legal Name

    University of Calgary

  3. #5 – Organization Type

    Public Sector/Public degree-granting university

  4. #10 - Year Organization was established


  5. #11 Organization's activities

    Teaching and Research

  6. #12 - Number of Full-time Employees


  7. #17 – Amount owed


  8. #21(h) - MERCs Requested