Canada Summer Jobs 2022: Employers' application period now underway – SaultOnline.com

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on young job seekers, with marginalized youth continuing to be among those most disproportionately impacted. Canada’s employers are also facing extraordinary challenges hiring the staff that they need to help recover from the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. That is why the Government is taking action to ensure that Canadian employers and young people have the supports they need to succeed, which is key to economic recovery.
Today, the Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie Terry Sheehan, on behalf of the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth Marci Ien, reminds employers in the riding that the employer application period for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2022 program is open and closes  Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. CSJ is a long-standing Government of Canada program that strives to help youth (ages 15 to 30 years) obtain 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, and supports the delivery of key community services.
“Young people of Sault Ste. Marie are the future of our riding. I strongly encourage employers to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Last year, we successfully had more than 500 young people employed through this program in a diverse range of businesses. Moving forward through this pandemic, this program will once again support our community in filling much needed positions by energetic, passionate, and responsible youth to help us build our community by providing young people with the tools and opportunities they need now to succeed.” said,  Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour
This year, CSJ 2022 is targeting the creation of up to 100,000 full-time summer job opportunities for young people. This represents a 40 per cent increase from pre-pandemic targets. Not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and private-sector employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees in the Riding of Sault Ste. Marie can apply for funding, from now until January 25, 2022, to hire young Canadians in the summer of 2022. Full-time job placements will take place during the summer of 2022.
Employers are also invited to submit applications that complement this year’s national priorities, which ensure that young people who face barriers are given equitable opportunities to find meaningful work next summer. The national 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, racialized young people, and youth living 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 the online fillable application or the Grants and Contributions Online Service (GCOS). The online fillable application is the fastest way for employers to complete an application online without having to create an account.
“The Canada Summer Jobs program has a proven track record of providing opportunities for youth from coast to coast, and I’m excited to announce the launch of the 2022 employer application period. To build a more resilient and inclusive labour market, we need to equip young Canadians with the skills they need to succeed, while also helping them overcome systemic barriers. I look forward to seeing these opportunities come to life, and I encourage all eligible employers to take advantage of this ambitious program.”  said,  Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth

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