When will the jobs be posted?
Starting on April 24, 2023
CSJ-funded jobs will be posted on JobBank.gc.ca/youth as agreements are put into place.
This is being undertaken to give all young Canadians the opportunity to access CSJ-funded jobs online.
Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 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.
2023 Canada Summer Jobs
(1) What is the methodology used to allocate the CSJ funding?
The current formula to allocate CSJ funding to Federal Electoral Districts (FED) is based on both historical spending and unemployment data from both the local and provincial levels (i.e., using Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey data on unemployed youth aged 15 to 29 years during the summer months - May to August, and 2016 Census data on the number of unemployed youth aged 15 to 30).
(2) How 2019 and 2023 figures compare?
Target levels for CSJ 2019 and CSJ 2023 are the same: 70,000 job opportunities.
Though targets were realigned to the 2019 level, every Federal Electoral District has had a funding increase in 2023 compared to 2019.
(3) Why is there a decrease in CSJ funding in 2023 compared to 2022?
The federal government remains committed to providing youth with opportunities to find quality jobs and will continue to focus on support for youth facing the greatest barriers to employment.
As part of its response to the pandemic, the federal government made historic temporary investments to increase the number of opportunities offered by CSJ. This included introducing flexibilities that allowed the program to support over 124,500 opportunities in 2021 and over 113,000 opportunities in 2022.
As investments return to pre-pandemic levels, the CSJ will support approximately 70,000 opportunities in 2023, as outlined in the 2022 Fall Economic Statement.
(4) How will youth find out that jobs are available?
Again, this year, all CSJ-funded positions will be posted on JobBank.gc.ca/youth so young people can search easily for job opportunities near them. Job Bank will be the primary source for information on the availability of positions funded through the program.
The employer can also promote the jobs locally, as they are the solely and responsible for the hiring.
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