Bibeau announces $9.2 million for youth jobs in agriculture

The federal government has committed to investing up to $9.2 million to fund up to 700 new positions for young people in the agriculture industry through its Youth Employment and Skills Program.

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau made the announcement on Tuesday.

“During this unprecedented time, our food producers are working hard to feed Canada, while adjusting their businesses to new challenges, such as a shortage of workers. This program will help agricultural and agri-food businesses meet their labour needs with support for up to 700 workers while allowing more young people in Canada to explore the limitless potential this industry has to offer,” stated Bibeau.

The program provides agricultural employers with up to 50 per cent of the cost of hiring a Canadian between the ages of 15 and 30, up to $14,000. Indigenous applicants and other applicants hiring a youth “facing barriers” are eligible for up to 80 per cent coverage.

Employers can apply for funding retroactive to April 1, 2020, and the work must be completed by March 31, 2021.

For more information, AAFC asks that you email [email protected], or call: 1-866-452-5558.

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