Changing Canada Summer Jobs program will create up to 70,000 jobs for the Youth


Changing Canada Summer Jobs program will create up to 70,000 jobs for the Youth


April. 10, 2020

Global Korean Post


All Canadians are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and particularly young people are facing serious challenges finding work.


To help employers adapt to the realities of COVID-19, and supporting young Canadians, the government changes to Canada Summer Jobs program to help businesses and young Canadians affected by COVID-19.


On April 8, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced temporary changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program that will help employers hire summer staff and provide young Canadians access to the jobs they need during this unprecedented time. This program will help create up to 70,000 jobs for youth between 15 and 30 years of age.


The temporary changes to the program for this year include:

  • an increase to the wage subsidy, so that private and public sector employers can also receive up to 100 per cent of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage for each employee
  • an extension to the end date for employment to February 28, 2021
  • allowing employers to adapt their projects and job activities to support essential services
  • allowing employers to hire staff on a part-time basis


This announcement builds on the government’s action taken for young Canadians during this crisis. This includes a six-month, interest-free moratorium on Canada Student Loans, and a 75 per cent wage subsidy for businesses that will help more employers keep part-time employees and workers over the coming months.


The Canada Summer Jobs 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.