Students face challenges in finding summer jobs as provinces reopen

June 10, 2021

A recent article from The Star describes the challenges that students are experiencing as they search for summer jobs. The article says that though provinces are reopening, there is still a lack of jobs in the industries in which students typically work. The article notes that the situation is especially difficult for those who typically face barriers to employment, such as Indigenous students, the LGBTQ community, and recent immigrants, and that summer job programs should be expanded to help all students find work. “Not providing opportunities, not making investments in young people and in our communities will impact people’s livelihood, health, well-being and have generational effects that will create additional barriers to obtaining post-secondary education and additional barriers to entering a job market,” said Marie Dolcetti-Koros, national treasurer for the Canadian Federation of Students. The Star (National)