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Canada Summer Jobs program objectives

CSJ is a program under 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 CSJ program objectives align with the redesigned Youth Employment and Skills Strategy and are as follows:

  • 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

National priorities are established to help the program achieve its objectives of helping young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, to transition to the labour market.

In 2023, CSJ will address the following 5 national priorities:

  1. Youth with disabilities
  2. Black and other racialized youth
  3. Indigenous youth
  4. Small business and not-for-profit organizations that self-report as having leadership from groups that are underrepresented in the labour market; and
  5. Small Business and Not-For-Profit Organizations in Environmental Sector

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.  I look forward to a successful application period and a highly successful Canada Summer Jobs for 2023. 

Applications are due by January 12, 2023, (11:59 a.m., Pacific Standard Time for online applications)

Tony Van Bynen

Member of Parliament for
Newmarket—Aurora

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