In Budget 2018, the federal government committed $448.5 million over 5 years to the Youth Employment Strategy (YES). The YES funds the Canada Summer Jobs program which creates summer work opportunities for young Canadians, and it also provides funding to organizations that help youth develop workforce skills and make informed career decisions.
CASA focused strongly on student employment issues in the 2017-2018 year, publishing a student (un)employment policy paper, and bringing the issue to Parliament Hill during our Advocacy Week.
About CASA ACAE
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations advocates for better post-secondary education and aims to improve the lives of students. L'Alliance canadienne des associations étudiantes défend les intérêts des étudiant(e)s.