Federal program creating hundreds of jobs for Windsor-Essex youth

A City of Windsor garden in Dieppe Park May 20, 2015. (Photo by Adelle Loiselle)

The Canada Summer Jobs program is creating hundreds of jobs for young people in the community.

In Windsor-Tecumseh alone, there are over 500 positions available for youth aged 15-30 which will result in $2.2 million of funding through the federal government. Employers enrolled in the summer jobs program get a portion of the employee’s wages covered.

There are over 96 employers enrolled in this year’s program including the City of Windsor, Town of Tecumseh, Bike WindsorEssex, Windsor Essex Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care.

Windsor Tecumseh MP Irek Kusmierczyk said this year’s investment in the program is nearly double last year’s contribution.

“With this record-setting number of job opportunities, the Canada Summer Jobs program will be there to help youth secure good jobs and gain important work experience. I strongly encourage young people who are looking for work to go to the Job Bank and check out the Canada Summer Jobs opportunities available for them in Windsor-Essex,” said Kusmierczyk.

Through the program, jobs started as early as April 26, 2021. Although the program is called the Summer Job program, placements could go until February 2022. For a full list of opportunities visit the Canadian Job Bank website.