Sean Casey
Sean Casey
Member of Parliament for Charlottetown
Canada Summer Jobs opportunities now available for young Canadians in Charlottetown
May 17, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all Canadians, but especially on young Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments to ensure that youth have the supports and opportunities they need to build long and successful careers.

Today, Sean Casey, the Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced that tens of thousands of Canada Summer Jobs opportunities are now available at

This means that more than 260 job opportunities are available for youth in Charlottetown, representing an investment of $880,000 in the riding. Local non-profits, charities, and small businesses are hiring for a wide range of positions, including production assistants, researchers, cooks, camp counsellors and more to help give Charlottetown youth the work experience they need as they navigate their careers.

In response to the ongoing pandemic, the Government is giving employers the flexibilities to hire youth to work on a full-time or part-time basis, as well as beyond the summer months, with some placements extending to February 2022.

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

Supporting youth and ensuring their participation in all aspects of the economic recovery takes a collaborative and government-wide approach. Through Budget 2021, the Government is proposing to invest an additional $5.7 billion over the next five years to help young Canadians pursue and complete their education, acquire new skills and access more work opportunities. This is on top of the $7.4 billion already invested in young Canadians during the pandemic. Thousands more young Canadians will be able to benefit from the following historic Government actions:

Taken together, the Government of Canada’s response to the current crisis represents one of the largest youth support packages in the world.



“This year’s Canada Summer Jobs program goes above and beyond to help support young Canadians through this pandemic. With a record-setting 150,000 job opportunities, more young Canadians across the country will be able to find a job and gain meaningful experience that they’ll carry 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: ground-breaking. Our plan for a strong economic recovery includes youth 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

“This past year, young people all over Canada have been navigating a very challenging path due to the COVID-19 crisis, including youth in Charlottetown. Right now, many young people in PEI are looking for safe and secure job opportunities. With this record-setting number of job opportunities, the Canada Summer Jobs program will be there to help youth earn money, grow professionally and move forward in their lives. I strongly encourage young people in Charlottetown who are looking for work to go to Job Bank and check out the Canada Summer Jobs opportunities available for them in our community.”

– Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown


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