Backgrounder: Government of Canada supporting youth employment in Eastern Townships agriculture sector

Backgrounder

March 23, 2021 – Eastern Townships, Quebec – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

In May 2020, the Government of Canada enhanced the Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) with an investment of up to $9.2 million to assist employers in hiring Canadian youth for jobs in the agriculture sector. Since then, nearly 1,000 jobs were created in 2020 across Canada, including 34 jobs for young people in the Eastern Township region, in Quebec.

The YESP provides a wage subsidy to employers who hire youth for agricultural jobs. The program offers support for 50% of wages to a maximum of $14,000. Additionally, the program offers 100% of costs for relocation to a maximum of $5,000 if the employee must relocate for the position.

Distribution of funding announced in the Eastern Townships region

Recipient Name City Federal Support Approved
(up to)
BIO-BON Inc. Coaticook $14,741.60
Centre d'initiatives en agriculture de la région de Coaticook Coaticook $3,243.00
Centre d'initiatives en agriculture de la région de Coaticook Coaticook $10,759.20
Club agroenvironnemental de l'Estrie Sherbrooke $6,250.00
Club agroenvironnemental de l'Estrie Sherbrooke $6,250.00
Entreprises agricoles Lanctôt Inc. Compton $14,000.00
Ferme Au Pré Bleu S.E.N.C. Ascot Corner $4,565.00
Ferme Au Pré Bleu S.E.N.C. Ascot Corner $4,565.00
Ferme Bec-o Lanctôt Compton $14,000.00
Ferme Bec-o Lanctôt Compton $10,000
Ferme Bibeau Inc. Sherbrooke $6,812.00
Ferme Comptal Inc. Compton $14,000.00
Ferme Comptal Inc. Compton $14,000.00
Ferme Côté Jardin Cookshire-Eaton 14,000
Ferme Croque-Saisons Lingwick $7,153.00
Ferme d'ORée Cookshire-Eaton $14,000.00
Ferme Élégante Québec Inc. Dudswell $4,800.00
Ferme Jardins des Bocages Inc. Cookshire-Eaton $6,400.00
Ferme Kajo SENC Coaticook $10,000.00
Ferme Laitière Sweet View Inc. Ayer's Cliff $4,897.00
Ferme Melga Inc. Dixville $14,000.00
Ferme M. Grenier & fils Inc. Stanstead-Est $5,075.00
FERME PHILMARDO Inc. Coaticook $8,000.00
Ferme Pine Legacy SENC Melbourne $5,518.00
Ferme Point du Jour coopérative de solidarité Bury $3,373.00
Ferme Rédeau et fils senc Coaticook $14,000.00
Ferme St-Élie Sherbrooke $14,000.00
Ferme Vimo (2010) Inc. Hatley $14,000.00
La Ferme Topher Inc. Compton $5,000.00
Les bleuets bio de Marquis Québec Inc. Mansonville $14,000.00
Les Cultures ASM S.E.N.C. Compton $19,000.00
Les Fermes Gass Farms Québec Inc. Cookshire-Eaton $14,000.00
Les Jardins Naturlutte Ulverton $7,142.00
Vercoporc Inc. Coaticook $3,020.00

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