Canada's NDP


May 20th, 2021

Canada Summer Jobs Grants

Canada Summer Jobs grants in South Okanagan – West Kootenay are at a new record. I’m very pleased to be able to connect 207 young folks in our riding to opportunities for meaningful employment in their fields.

These span diverse opportunities ranging from arts councils, football clubs, farms, biking societies, desert societies, reforestation societies, heritage clubs, kids programming, small local businesses, and the list goes on. For a full list of opportunities offered this year, click here.

Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market.

The Canada Summer Jobs program objectives align with the redesigned Youth Employment and Skills Strategy and are as follows:

  • provide quality work experiences for youth
  • respond to national and local priorities to improve access to the labour market for youth who face unique barriers
  • provide opportunities for youth to develop and improve their skills

The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years. Funded employers are not restricted to hiring students — all youth aged 15 to 30 years may be eligible participants.

In delivering on the program objectives, the Government of Canada aims to ensure that youth job opportunities funded by the program take place in safe, inclusive, and healthy work environments free from harassment and discrimination.