Canada Summer Jobs
Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is an initiative of the Student Work Experience Program delivered by Service Canada. The program provides wage subsidies to help Canadian employers create career-related summer jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment. Assistance under the program will help fund employment opportunities for Memorial students from May to August.
The CSJ initiative supports the creation of work experiences for students through the provision of a wage subsidy to employers. As per Service Canada's request this year, the Department of Career Development & Experiential Learning has made a single application to Service Canada on behalf of all applicants in the University.
CSJ 2013 Wage Subsidy
The wage rate for CSJ students at Memorial will be set at $12.65 per hour.
Under CSJ, Public Sector employers are eligible to receive a contribution of up to 50% of the prevailing provincial minimum wage rate, currently set at $10.00 per hour. The resulting CSJ 2013 wage subsidy for Memorial will be $5.00 per hour.
The remaining cost for each CSJ student employee, equal to $7.65 per hour plus associated benefits (Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, Worker's Compensation and Vacation Pay), will be charged against departmental budgets or grants, where applicable.
Please Note: Any deviations in the wage rate, maximum hours of employment or employment duration will NOT be covered by CSJ. Such additional funding must come from the employing unit.
CSJ Payroll and Redemption of Funding Award
CSJ students will initially be paid 100% by the employing unit. At placement end, the employer will be required to submit a CSJ Claim, including proof of payment, to CDEL. Funding will then be transferred via journal entry. A copy of the CSJ 2013 Claim form will be sent to successful applicants nearing the end of the placement.
As Memorial is committed to principles of student career development and employment equity, all approved CSJ positions will be advertised though my.mun.ca. Job postings will be based on the tasks and responsibilities outlined by the grant holder and will take place upon approval from Service Canada. A downloadable package consisting of the resumes received will be emailed to the grant holder after being posted for a minimum of three working days.
Eligible student participants must:
- be between 15 AND 30 YEARS OF AGE at the start of the employment;
- have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
- be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
- be legally entitled to work in in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
- not be working 30 hours or more per week at another job; and
- not be working more than 40 hours per week under any combination of Memorial University employment.
* Foreign students are not eligible
Please visit Service Canada for complete program information.