It's officially time to start hunting for your next summer job. The Government of Canada announced on Friday, May 15 that the Canada Summer Jobs program will make thousands of jobs available for young Canadians. The program has opened up over 1,700 jobs in B.C., so if you're living or planning to live in the province, it's time to spruce up your resume.  

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the public in his daily briefing and told the youth to go on the government job website at

"There are lots of opportunities available," he said. 

Narcity did a search for how many positions are currently up for grabs in British Columbia. At the time of writing, we found that 1,705 positions are being offered on the website right now for just the "youth" group. 

This group includes anyone between the ages of 15 and 30, according to the Government of Canada

A quick glance at the job postings revealed that there are jobs available in many different sectors across the province.

Whether you want to be a cook or you want to build some skills in office admin, there are opportunities here for you. 

Other fields include landscaping, software development, restaurants, retail, and so much more. You just have to look through the list to see what could be the best fit for you. 

For example, if you want to be a camp leader or a museum curator, you need to throw your name in the hat immediately. 

Trudeau has promised that thousands of job openings will be posted on the website over the coming weeks and months, so even if there isn't a fit for you at the moment, chances are that something will come up that's just right for you. 

Most jobs list wages between $14 and $20 per hour but some of the jobs in the B.C. are going as high as $30 per hour.

The majority of those jobs fall under the management category. 

The search tool in the B.C. jobs list is super handy as well, so you can view those jobs in terms of the cities in B.C., the salary level, the hours of work being promised by each position, benefits offered, education level, and so much more. 

Employers can keep offering jobs as part of this program up until February 28, 2021. 

Because it's a summer like no other, employers have been given the go-ahead to shift some of their operations from in-person activities if possible, as mentioned on the government website.

Plus, they can also offer part-time arrangements for their youth workers if a bunch of them are going to school in the fall.

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