Bakers Journal

Canada Summer Jobs 2022 program opens for applications from employers

December 16, 2021
By Bakers Journal

Ottawa – Your small bakery or bakery-café can start its search for summer students today. The federal government has launched the employer application period for the Canada Summer Jobs 2022 program, a longstanding program that strives to help youth 15–30 years of age gain their first summer work experience.

The program provides opportunities for youth to develop and improve their skills within the not-for-profit, small business and public sectors.

This year, the program aims to create up to 100,000 full-time summer jobs for young people, a 40 per cent increase from pre-pandemic targets.

Public- and private-sector employers, including restaurants, and not-for-profit organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees can apply for funding now until Jan. 25, 2022, to hire young Canadians next summer. Full-time job placements will take place during the summer of 2022.

Every year, Employment and Social Development Canada establishes national priorities for CSJ to reflect Canada’s diverse communities and their evolving needs. This year’s national priorities ensure that young people who face barriers are given equitable opportunities to find meaningful work next summer. The priorities focus on supporting employers that intend to hire youth who have not completed high school or are not currently enrolled in an education or training program, as well as Black, Indigenous and racialized young people, and youth with disabilities.

Small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that self-report as having leadership from groups that are underrepresented in the labour market will also be supported.

Employers interested in applying for CSJ 2022 funding can submit their applications electronically via either the online fillable application or the Grants and Contributions Online Service. The online fillable application is the fastest way for employers to complete an application online without having to create an account.

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