Federal Government Programs

Programs for Youth

Canada Summer Jobs Program

The Government of Canada has announced it will start accepting applications for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program.For many years, Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) has been helping employers such as yourself create much-needed summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening local economies and communities across Canada.

Applications can be submitted as of December 19th, 2017.

The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) helps employers create much-needed summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening local economies and communities across Canada.

Funding opportunities are available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees under the CSJ program.

Applicants must create 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.

The application period begins on December 19th, 2017 and will remain open until February 2nd, 2018.

For more information on the CSJ Program, or for information on how to apply please, visit the Canada Summer Jobs website.

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)
FSWEP provides full-time students with the opportunity to explore their interests and develop their skills. Jobs are offered on a full time or part time basis and students are not required to have previous work experience to be eligible for the program. Jobs are located all across Canada as well as in France!
Deadline: The Campaigns generally launch in the fall and continue for one year after that posting

International Youth Internship Program
The International Youth Internship Program offers post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience through international development work. To qualify youth must be between the ages of 19 and 30, be a post-secondary graduate, graduate of a degree or diploma in a university, college, post-secondary school of technology, post-secondary institute or a CEGEP (General Vocational College). Internships are a minimum of six-months and focus of a variety of international development and social issues.
Deadline: vary, visit website for more information

Programs for Seniors

New Horizons Program for Seniors

The NHSP call for proposals, open until June 15, 2018, is seeking proposals for projects led or inspired by seniors. Organizations are invited to apply for funding, under the following three national priorities, for projects that empower seniors to initiate and participate in activities that benefit:

  • the vulnerable seniors populations,
  • focus on diversity of Canada’s seniors; and
  • will promote volunteerism to increase an organization’s capacity.

Eligible organizations can receive up to $25,000 in project funding. Starting this year, organizations that have not benefitted from NHSP funding during the last five years can receive up to $5,000 as part of the new small grants pilot project.

The Government recognizes the remarkable contributions that seniors make to our communities. By investing in NHSP community-based projects that help reinforce partnerships with local governments, institutions and organizations, the Government is confirming its commitment to deliver positive change and improve the lives of seniors.

Deadline: June 15, 2018


For more information on Senior Programming stop by our constituency office in Saskatoon to pick up a brochure with more senior services

Programs for Employees and Employers

Apprenticeship Completion Grant
The ACG grant provides a one-time taxable $2000 maximum grant to registered apprentices who have successfully completed their apprenticeship training and obtained their journeyperson certification in a designated Red Deal trade on or after January 1, 2009.
Deadline: The application deadline is June 30 of the calendar year following the date of competition of an approved apprenticeship program.

Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
Taxable cash grants of $1,000 per year to a maximum of $2000 per person. This funding is available to registered apprentices once they have successfully finished their first or second year (or equivalent) on an apprenticeship program in a Red Seal Trade.
Deadline: The application deadline is June 30 of the calendar year following the date you completed the year/level (equivalent) for which you are applying.

Granting Programs

Employment and Social Development Canada- Funding List

This link provides information on granting programs from Employment and Social Development Canada and their application processes. Programs include the New Horizons for Seniors Program, and the Enabling Accessibility Fund listed below.

To view the list please click here.

Enabling Accessibility Fund

The Government of Canada is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations interested in receiving contribution funding from the Enabling Accessibility Fund for mid-sized projects. Funding will support the construction, renovation and retrofit of accessible facilities or venues in Canadian communities that offer or plan to offer programs and/or services that focus on a holistic approach in addressing the social and/or labour market integration needs of people with disabilities.

This is the first of a two-step application process. For this first step, the Government of Canada is seeking an overview of your proposed project. As this is a competitive process, not all Applications for Funding will be retained. If your Application for Funding is retained, you will be invited to submit a full proposal. At that time, you will be asked to provide additional information about your proposed project.

Notes: Funded projects are expected to begin in early 2019. Eligible organizations may submit a maximum of one (1) Application for Funding in this process.  Deadline for applications is May 24, 2018

For more information please click here.

Other Programs

Canada 150 Infrastructure Funding Program
The CIP 150 is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the 150th anniversary celebration of Canadian Confederation. Programs are assessed against eligible activities that support community infrastructure and preference is to be given to those that provide upgrade to recreational facilities, advance a clean growth economy; and or impact on indigenous communities. For a full list of eligibility please click on the link below The government. Western Economic Diversification Canada is responsible for administering the program in Western Provinces.
Deadline: June 22nd for the second call for proposals.

CBC Pilot Radio Transcript Project makes Canadian public radio accessible to a wide and diverse audience- Press Release
From the release: “Access to free, daily transcripts makes the culturally relevant and informative content on The Current available to millions of Canadians who are deaf or hard of hearing.
By providing the opportunity for audiences to read along as they listen, the transcripts are also a useful tool for people who are developing or deepening their English language skills. Radio transcripts give English language learners an opportunity to engage with radio content at their own pace.”
To read the full release click here.