Thousands of great work opportunities now available through Canada Summer Jobs for youth
From: Employment and Social Development Canada
May 2, 2023
As the warmer months approach, many young Canadians will be looking to secure meaningful work experiences for the summer. A summer job can serve as a valuable stepping stone to a successful career. Not only does it allow a young person to build work experience and develop new skills, it puts money in their pocket to cover expenses, save for the future, or fund further education.
Last week, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien announced the launch of the hiring period for Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) for youth 2023. This summer, more than 70,000 CSJ placements are being made available for young people between the ages of 15 and 30. Young job seekers can now find new job opportunities in their communities on jobbank.gc.ca/youth and the Job Bank mobile app in a variety of important emerging sectors such as the digital economy, green jobs, environmental science and technology, and natural resources.
The program prioritizes projects that support youth who face barriers to employment. This includes youth with disabilities, Indigenous youth, as well as Black and other racialized youth. By providing all young people with equitable opportunities to develop their skills, Canada Summer Jobs can help them to succeed in the job market.
Canada Summer Jobs for youth is delivered through the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) and is part of a suite of programs offered by the Government of Canada to help youth gain the skills, education, and work experience they need to successfully transition into the workforce.
“The Canada Summer Jobs program is more than just an employment program, it’s an investment in the potential of young Canadians and in the economic vitality of our communities. This program gives thousands of employers the opportunity to meet their staffing needs over the summer, and it gives youth valuable work experience that will set them up for a lifetime of success in the job market. It’s a win-win for employers and young people across Canada.”
– Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien
- New jobs will be posted on Job Bank between April 24 and July 24, so youth are encouraged to visit regularly for updates and to share exciting job opportunities with their friends.
- Canada Summer Jobs placements are full-time (30-40 hours per week) and have a duration of 6–16 weeks (average duration being eight weeks).
- Employment among youth aged 15 to 24 has more than recovered the job losses it suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic. The most recent data from the Labour Force survey showed that by March 2023, 2.7 million youth were working, an increase of 83,000 (+3.1%) from pre-pandemic levels (February 2020). In March 2023, there were 57,000 more young people employed than 12 months earlier.
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