The Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) delivered by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 program year. Applications will be accepted between February 28, 2022 and March 21, 2022.
The Youth Employment and Skills Program will contribute approximately $3.7 million in wage subsidies to employers who hire youth (between the age of 15 and 30 inclusive) for agricultural jobs. Projects may start as early as April 1, 2022 and end no later than March 31, 2023.
New this year, the program will focus on Indigenous applicants, Indigenous youth and youth facing employment barriers. The list of barriers is as follows:
living with a physical disability
living with a diagnosed mental health disability
residing in a remote location
living in a low income household
early school leaver