Local Employers Can Now Apply for Canada Summer Jobs 2012

Chris Alexander, Member of Parliament for Ajax-Pickering, is encouraging employers to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program to help create jobs for students this summer.

Employers can apply online at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2012 or print an application from the website. They can also pick up an application by visiting any Service Canada Centre. Applications must be submitted between February 1 and February 29, 2012.

“Our government’s top priority remains job creation and economic growth,” said Mr. Alexander. “Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping local employers create much-needed summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening our local economy.”

To help employers complete their application, the Canada Summer Jobs Applicant Guide is available online, by calling 1-800-935-5555, or by visiting any Service Canada Centre

Funding will be available for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to create high-quality 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 2011, the Government of Canada permanently increased the annual budget for Canada Summer Jobs by $10 million. The increased funding is helping more students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, both now and in the future.

Local Priorities for Ajax Pickering

The Canada Summer Jobs Assessment Criteria provide for the identification of local priorities within the assessment process.

Special Events

  • Annual or special summer arts, community and cultural festivals and events
  • Local community celebrations
  • Agricultural fairs
  • Major local sports tournaments or development programs

Note: If there are other special events identified in the course of assessment they will be recognized in the assessment.


  • Small private sector employers (with 50 or fewer employees) hiring young people in agriculture, energy, finance, hospitality, IT and manufacturing, particularly those committed to innovation and improved productivity
  • Public sector organizations involved in promoting Ajax, Pickering and Durham as a whole as destination for investment
  • Not-for-profit: summer camps and organizations that provide programs and services for disadvantaged community groups
  • Newcomer settlement services
  • Youth services, particularly educational or career mentoring for young people
  • Projects or programs that support French language proficiency

Note: Local priorities may be added to ensure responsiveness to unforeseen circumstances or events.