- X Research
- News and Events
- Faculty Awards & Honours
- Faculty Research Profiles
- Student Research
- Student Research Day
- Research Centres
- Strategic Research Plan
- Standing Committee on Research (Research Advisory Committee)
- Grant Opportunities & Applications
- Important Deadlines
- Internal Funding Opportunities
- External Funding Opportunities
- Other Online Resources
- Writing a Research Proposal
- Partnerships, Industry, & Contracts
- Policies & Certifications
The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2013 initiative is delivered by Service Canada on behalf of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) 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 students between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment. An employee must 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. An employee must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person with official refugee status.
The earliest project start date is Monday, 6 May 2013. The latest project start date is Monday, 22 July 2013. The latest project end date is Saturday, 31 August 2013. 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 from six (6) to sixteen (16) weeks in duration. 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.
HRSDC will pay 50% of Nova Scotia's minimum wage. The HRSDC hourly rate contribution (column h) should, therefore, be $5.15 which is 1/2 of $10.30 (NS minimum wage effective 1 April 2013). Faculty/Staff are responsible for the remainder of the student's salary; this is usually paid out of your research or office accounts.
Below are links to all the information you will require to complete an HRSDC application this year. You should read this material carefully before completing your Application Form.
Do not submit your application directly to HRSDC. Please complete the CSJ Application, using the form-fillable Application Form (Part B) below; you must complete a separate application form for each position. Please save your completed Application Form and e-mail it to the Research Services Group (RSG). The RSG will compile data from your completed electronic form and submit a collective institutional application. Your individual application will not be submitted to HRSDC.
This year’s “Assessment Criteria” and “Local Priorities for Central Nova [and Scoring Guide]” (see links below) do not appear favourable for individuals wishing to apply for subsidies of research assistant positions. However, last year, HRSDC (using similar criteria and priorities) funded a good number of CSJ applications submitted from StFX, including research assistant positions. In your application, be sure to explain (where possible) how your proposed position will meet the Assessment Criteria and Local Priorities (see links below).
Full CSJ program details are available at:
The firm internal StFX deadline for CSJ applications is Wednesday, 20 February 2013.
PLEASE NOTE that because of the high volume of applicants for this funding program, applications submitted to the RSG after the internal deadline cannot be reviewed and processed for submission to HRSDC.
Please e-mail your completed electronic Application Form(s) to RSG by Wednesday, 20 February 2013. HRSDC requires that all StFX applications to the CSJ program be processed through the RSG.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Leighton (ext. 2393), Administrative Assistant, Associate VP Research, Nicholson Tower, Room 308.