Employer Applications Open For Canada Summer Jobs 2022

Michelle Ferreri Encourages Employers to Apply for Canada Summer Jobs 2022

December 21, 2021

Peterborough-Kawartha, ON-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.

Today, Michelle Ferreri, Member of Parliament of Peterborough-Kawartha, announced the launch of the employer application period for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2022 program. CSJ is a long-standing Government of Canada program that strives to help youth (15-30 years of age) obtain 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, and supports the delivery of key community services. 

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% increase from pre-pandemic targets. Not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and private-sector employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees in Peterborough-Kawartha can apply for funding now until January 25, 2022, to hire young Canadians next summer. Full-time job placements will take place during the summer of 2022.  

In Peterborough-Kawartha, the priorities focus on tourism & hospitality and small business, but all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.

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.  

“Young people of Peterborough-Kawartha are the future said Ferreri, “I strongly encourage not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses in Peterborough-Kawartha to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Help us build our community by providing young people with the tools and opportunities they need now to succeed.”


Tel. 705-745-2108

Email. Michelle.ferreri@parl.gc.ca

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