Canada Summer Jobs

The Canada Summer Jobs Program provides young people aged 15 to 30 the opportunity to gain meaningful work and life experience while supporting community-based initiatives.

Am I eligible?

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers (including most UBC faculties and departments) and private small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer jobs for full-time students. 

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment

  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

Where can you find jobs?

Most Canada Summer Jobs positions will be advertised mid-March/early April. 

Off-campus positions

Search the Service Canada Job Bank

On-campus positions

  • Browse job postings on CareersOnline
  • Find job postings on faculty/school/department job boards and websites
  • Ask your faculty/school/department office about available positions
  • Ask professors, faculty, and department employees if they can create a position for you:
    • Tell them about the wage subsidy program.
    • Refer them to our Faculty & Staff website for more information.
    • Remind them that their deadline to apply for the program has been extended until Sunday, February 3, 2019