Canada Summer Jobs continue to be the federal government’s largest annual youth investment program
At the start of the pandemic, Canadian businesses have relied heavily upon their federal government for assistance as they frantically try to keep the lights on and retain key employees. One thing that has remained constant in times of chaos and a global pandemic, is the government’s willingness to support Canadian businesses through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
The Canada Summer Jobs program is even more relevant than before as the bottom line for businesses have shrunk and employee retention is key to survival. Today, Carla Qualtrough, Canada’s Minister for Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, announced that more than 150,000 Canada Summer Jobs opportunities are now available at jobbank.gc.ca/youth.
“This year’s Canada Summer Jobs program goes above and beyond to help support young Canadians through this pandemic. With a record-setting 150,000 job opportunities, more young Canadians across the country will be able to find a job and gain meaningful experience that they’ll carry with them for the rest of their lives. There is only one way to describe the investments we have made and continue to make in young Canadians, and that is: ground-breaking. Our plan for a strong economic recovery includes youth and recognizes their important role in our future. We will always be there to support the next generation.” – Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough
The Canada Summer Jobs program is unique and continues to be a major employment program for youths by the Canadian government annually. “Through Budget 2021, the Government is proposing to invest an additional $5.7 billion over the next five years to help young Canadians pursue and complete their education, acquire new skills and access more work opportunities. This is on top of the $7.4 billion already invested in young Canadians during the pandemic.” Canada Summer Jobs