The Government of Canada continues to help young Canadians get the experience and develop the skills they need to get a strong start in their careers. The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students in their communities.
A summer job is an important way for young people to learn new skills and get valuable work experience for their résumés. Thanks to CSJ, young Canadians from across the country will be able to access thousands of summer jobs opportunities with small businesses, not-for-profit organizations and the public sector. Students can find out who is hiring in Hastings—Lennox and Addington through the Canada Summer Jobs program at: www.canada.ca/canada-summer-jobs
Last year, the Government of Canada nearly doubled the number of jobs available through the CSJ program, from 34,000 jobs to roughly 65,800. Since its inception in 2007, CSJ has helped approximately 330,000 students.
“I encourage all students from our riding to benefit from these summer jobs opportunities to gain valuable skills and experience while earning money for the upcoming school year. The summer jobs program is such an important program for youth employment in a rural riding like ours.”
– Mike Bossio, MP Hastings—Lennox and Addington
“Our government is committed to our plan to give Canadian youth the tools and supports they need to succeed, and Canada Summer Jobs is a big part of that plan. I invite all students who are looking for a summer job to take advantage of this opportunity to develop their skills, gain valuable work experience and earn money.”
– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
- Canada Summer Jobs is an important part of the federal government’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). Each year the Government invests more than $330 million in YES to help young people gain the skills, abilities and work experience they need to find and maintain good employment.
- In 2016 the federal government significantly increased its investment in the Canada Summer Jobs program over the next three years. An additional $339 million was allocated to create more summer jobs for young Canadians. As a result, in 2016 the CSJ program funded roughly 65,800 jobs, which nearly doubled the number of jobs created over previous years.
- In addition to the funds provided for Canada Summer Jobs, the federal government provided $165.4 million in 2016–17 for YES to create new green jobs for youth, increase the number of youth who access the Skills Link program and support employment opportunities in the heritage sector.
- In March, Budget 2017 proposed a further $395.5 million over three years for YES, starting in 2017–18.
- Since 2005, YES has helped over 820,000 young Canadians get the training and work experience they need to enter the labour market.