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Government of Canada
YDGYouth Digital Gateway

Giving your career a boost

Through the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS), the Government of Canada funds organizations that provide you with opportunities to get the information, skills, and experiences you need to transition into the job market successfully.

The YESS includes 11 partner programs offering a range of training and employment opportunities across sectors. It also includes the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program, which provides paid summer work experience.

How we're helping you succeed

$796M

Invested in YESS programs in 2021–22

45,300

youth served via YESS programs in 2021–22 (target) (excludes CSJ)

11

Government departments supporting programs

$568M

invested in CSJ in 2021–22

120,000

youth served via CSJ in 2021–22 (target)

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