As the 2022 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) hiring season comes to an end, the CSJ program has laid the foundation for thousands of young people’s future careers. More than 140,000 quality CSJ opportunities that matter to young people and to our communities were made available to youth across the country. Central to this year’s CSJ program were the national priorities which favoured job opportunities for young people facing barriers to employment. These priorities ensured that work opportunities were there for the young people who needed them most.
In Newmarket-Aurora, more than 575 jobs were approved through CSJ 2022. This marks the end of the 2022 Canada Summer Jobs program. This successful program builds on the Government’s ongoing actions to support all Canadians, as highlighted in Budget 2022, which is about growing Canada’s economy, creating good jobs, and building a Canada where nobody gets left behind. The CSJ program is also in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 8, which aims to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
I am proud of the young people of Newmarket and Aurora who have overcome many challenges over the past two years. I know it has not been easy, and many of them are eager to move forward with their lives. Thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program, 575 jobs were made available to youth in our community, giving them valuable work experience this summer that allowed them to develop the foundational skills they will need to succeed in their chosen careers. I cannot think of a better, more worthwhile investment.