This week the Government of Canada announced Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s enhanced Youth Employment and Skills Program, which launched on May 26, is now fully subscribed and the application intake is closed. It is expected to create about 800 jobs for youth in the 2020-21 program years. 

The government announced this additional funding in May to help the agriculture industry attract Canadian youth, aged 15 to 30, their organizations to assist with labour shortages associated with the pandemic. 

Eligible applicants included producers, agri-businesses, industry associations, provincial and territorial government, Indigenous organization, and research facilities.

Click here to read the full statement from the Canadian government.