Canada Summer Jobs Program


The Canada Summer Jobs Program is one of the initiatives from the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy. The program provides funding for non-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:

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

  2. 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

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

  4. 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: