opportunities now available for young Canadians in Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine



GASPÉSIE – ÃŽLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE, QC, May 20, 2021 / CNW / – The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on all Canadians, but especially on young Canadians. That is why the government of Canada continues to make historic investments to ensure that young people have the support and opportunities they need to build long and successful careers.

Today, Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie – Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, on behalf of the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced that tens of thousands of Canada summer jobs are now available available at jobbank.gc.ca/youth.

This means that more than 1,600 job opportunities are available for young people in the East. Quebec, including more than 300 in the Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine region. The jobs offered in this region are in a variety of sectors and many employers are looking for day camp counselors, social workers and customer service clerks. The majority of these jobs pay more than the minimum wage currently in effect.

In response to the pandemic, the government is giving employers the option of hiring young people to work full or part time, as well as beyond the summer months, with some internships extending to February 2022.

This year’s record number of job opportunities will help young Canadians explore different careers, gain meaningful experiences and save for school.

Supporting young people and ensuring their participation in all aspects of the economic recovery requires a collaborative, whole-of-government approach. In the 2021 budget, the government proposes to invest $ 5$ 0.7 billion over the next five years to help young Canadians continue and complete their education, acquire new skills and access more employment opportunities. It is above the $ 7.4 billion already invested in young Canadians during the pandemic. Thousands more young Canadians will benefit from the following historic actions of the government:

  • 30,600 new placements under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy in 2021-2022;
  • 220,000 Canada Summer Jobs placements during the 2021 and 2022 seasons of the program;
  • 50,000 work-integrated apprenticeship placements under the Student Work Placement Program in 2021-2022;
  • at least 85,000 work-integrated learning placements through Mitacs over the next five years starting in 2021-22; and
  • 28,000 training and employment opportunities for young Canadians through Canada’s Digital Technology Adoption Program in 2021-22.

Together, the government of from Canada The response to the current crisis is one of the largest youth support programs in the world.


“This year’s Canada Summer Jobs program goes above and beyond to help support young Canadians during this pandemic. With a record 150,000 job openings, more young Canadians across the country will be able to find jobs and gain meaningful experience than they get. with them for the rest of their lives. There is only one way to describe the investments we have made and continue to make in young Canadians, and that is: revolutionary. Our plan for a strong economic recovery includes young people and recognizes their important role in our future. We will always be there to support the next generation.

– Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough

“Last year, young people everywhere Canada have taken a very difficult path due to the COVID-19 crisis, including young people from Gaspésie – Les ÃŽles-de-la-Madeleine. Today, many young people are looking for safe and secure employment opportunities. With this record number of employment opportunities, the Canada Summer Jobs program will be there to help young people earn money, grow professionally and advance in their lives. I strongly encourage young people from Gaspésie – Les ÃŽles-de-la-Madeleine looking for a job to consult Job Bank and check out the Canada summer job opportunities available to them in our community. ”

Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie – Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Fast facts

  • Over 150,000 Canada Summer Job (CSJ) opportunities have been made available to young Canadians as of April 26, 2021, in a wide variety of fields, including community and charitable work, food industries, recreation and fitness, marketing and public relations, landscaping and farm work, and many more.
  • The CEE is part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which helps young people, especially those who face barriers, gain the skills and experience they need to make a successful transition to the workforce. The program strives to provide young Canadians between the ages of 15 and 30 with paid employment opportunities so that they can develop professionally and improve their skills in the not-for-profit, small business and public sectors. It also supports the delivery of key community services to Canadians.
  • In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, temporary flexibilities similar to those introduced for SCJ 2020 are available this year to ensure that even more young Canadians can apply. These include:
    • an increased wage subsidy, so that private and public sector employers can receive up to 75% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage for each employee (nonprofits will continue to receive 100%);
    • an extension of the end of employment date until February 26, 2022; and
    • allow employers to hire part-time staff
  • Closure of the CSJ 2021 call for applications for employers February 3, 2021. Over 50,000 applications were received during the call, representing over 240,000 jobs requested. Over 42,700 projects have been funded, representing over 152,000 job opportunities.
  • The jobs funded by the CSJ started as soon as April 26, 2021. The last possible date for the start of an internship is January 15, 2022. The latest end date for all CSJ jobs, subject to the duration of the agreement, is February 26, 2022.

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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Marielle Hossack, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, [email protected]; Media Relations Office, Employment and Social Development Canada, 819-994-5559, [email protected]

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