The Youth Employment and Skills Program provides a wage subsidy to employers who hire Canadian youth aged 15-30 for agricultural jobs. The program offers support for 50% of wages to a maximum of $14,000.
Applications are being accepted as of May 5, 2021 and will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Projects may start retroactively as early as April 15, 2021.
Examples of typical projects include:
- farmers who wish to hire farm workers for planting and harvesting crops or managing livestock
- agricultural businesses, such as greenhouses, orchards, vineyards, vegetable producers who have labour needs
- small businesses who supply agricultural products or services
- food processors in need of labour
Learn more about the Youth Employment and Skills Program and application guidelines here!