Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

ESDC Canada Summer Jobs Program

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2020?initiative delivered by Service Canada on behalf of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and is designed to provide wage subsidies to help Canadian employers -- not-for-profit organizations, public-sector and smaller private-sector employers (50 or fewer full-time employees) -- create career-related summer jobs for youth between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment.?An employee must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person with official refugee status,?have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be?legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations.

Important Dates: The earliest job start date is 11?May?2020. The latest job start date is 20?July 2020. The latest job end date is 28?August 2020.

Please note that Service Canada will not reimburse for the period of employment prior to the approved project start date indicated in the CSJ Application/Agreement form signed by Service Canada. Jobs funded under CSJ must be for a minimum?six (6) weeks. Normally, these weeks are consecutive.? Depending on demand and available funding, approval may be given for fewer weeks than requested in an application.?The student will be required to work full-time between no fewer than 30 hours per week and no more than 40 hours per week.

ESDC will pay up to 50% of Nova Scotia's minimum wage.?The ESDC hourly rate contribution (column h) should, therefore, be $6.28?which is 1/2 of $ 12.55?(effective April 2020 ).?Faculty/Staff are responsible for the remainder of the student's salary; this is usually paid out of your research or office accounts.

All applicants may be eligible for additional funding of up to $3,000 per student with disabilities to accommodate the student within the workplace.? However, only personal tools and adaptations that students require to accomplish tasks covered under a CSJ contribution agreement will be considered eligible.

Below are links to all the information you will require to complete an ESDC application this year.?You should read this material carefully before completing your Application Form.

Do not submit your application directly to ESDC.? Please complete the CSJ Application, using the Application Form (complete Part B only) below; you must complete a separate application form for each position.? Please email or deliver your completed application form to Jacqueline MacDonald?(ext. 2393; Research Services Group, Room 717 NT). She will compile data from your completed electronic form and submit a collective institutional application.?Your individual application will not be submitted to ESDC.

The?Local Priorities?for the Constituency of Central Nova (see below) are now very favourable for individuals wishing to apply for subsidies of student research assistant positions. StFX applicants for such positions are strongly encouraged to apply. In your application, be sure to explain (where possible) how your proposed position will meet the Assessment Criteria and Local Priorities (see below).

Revised Local Priorities for the Constituency of Central Nova:

  • Projects supporting not for profit organizations
  • Projects supporting small businesses
  • Projects supporting local and regional tourism development
  • Projects supporting environmental protection
  • The Arts

Full CSJ program details are available at:?



The?firm?internal StFX deadline for CSJ applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 14?February?2020.?

PLEASE NOTE that because of the high volume of applicants for this funding program, applications submitted to the?Research Grants Office after the internal deadline cannot be reviewed and processed for submission to ESDC.

Please e-mail your completed electronic Application Form(s) to Jacqueline MacDonald?by 12:00 noon on Friday 14?February 2020.? ESDC requires that all StFX applications to the CSJ program be processed through the Research Grants Office.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jacqueline MacDonald (ext. 2393, Research Services Group, Room 717 NT).

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