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Canada Summer Jobs

An initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to support all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition in the labour market.

The program 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.

Not-for-profit employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Public and private sector employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 50% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage.

For more information on Canada Summer Jobs or to apply visit: Canada Summer Jobs Webpage.

Green Jobs Initiative

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) has secured Government of Canada funding via Employment and Social Development Canada to support  a “green jobs” program for youth.  Officially entitled the Summer Work Experience Green Jobs Initiative, the Program will provide direct financial support (via wage subsidies) to municipalities, Indigenous communities and other sector organizations, allowing them to offer new summer job positions that focus on green career-related activities.

On behalf of the Government of Canada, the CPRA will administer wage subsidies (up to 50%) to create Green Jobs for youth.

For more information on the Green Jobs Initiative or to apply visit:

Harry Boothman Bursary

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) has launched a bursary program to assist parks and recreation professionals financially in the pursuit of professional development in the sector.

- Up to two (2) bursaries, in the amount of $1,000, each can be awarded each year.
- Applications will be accepted from Parks and Recreation practitioners with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience and currently working full-time in the sector.
- Professional development opportunities must begin within the timeframe of April 1 and March 31 each year and must be completed no later than March 31 the following year.
- Deadlines for applications are March 31 of each year.

For more information on the upcoming Harry Boothman Bursary or to apply visit:

Youth Employment Experience

In January 2022, CPRA will launch the next call for applications for the CPRA Youth Employment Experience. Program information can be found on the CPRA Website. Online information and skills sessions regarding the grants on three dates in the New Year:

  • Thursday January 13, 1-2:30pm
  • Thursday January 27, 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Wednesday February 2nd, 10:30am-12:00pm

For more information, or to register for a session: Email Anjeanette LeMay.

* Temporary Covid-19 Funding

Temporary COVID-19 measures implemented in December have been extended to January 24th. To review these measures visit here.

There are a number of financial support programs available to assist employees, including the following:
Special Leave Fund
Emergency Income Relief for Self-Employed
Emergency Payment for Workers
The Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit
The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit
The Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit

The past 20+ months have been challenging. If you are struggling there are supports available to assist with mental wellness.