KENORA) June 28, 2017 – The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for the Kenora riding, was pleased to see more than $900,000 invested in student jobs in the riding this year, through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
“For the second year in a row we’ve invested in the private and public sectors to provide students with summer jobs,” stated Nault. “These students gain valuable work experience in various areas such as tourism, health, and business. I am particularly pleased to see investments in employers across the riding, going up as far north as Fort Severn on Hudson Bay.”
The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students in their communities.
- This year, the riding of Kenora saw a total investment of $900,000, which helped to create more than 300 jobs.
- In 2016, CSJ funding increased to over $830,000 creating hundreds of jobs for students.
- In 2015, under the previous Conservative government, the riding received $176,614 and 79 jobs were created.
“Our riding always has a high number of employers who apply to the program and it is very good to see that we were able to provide employment opportunities to over 300 students. As a parent, I fully support this initiative, as it provides our students with the much needed real-life work experience they will need as they begin their career path,” concluded Nault. Background Information
- Canada Summer Jobs is an important part of the federal government’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). Each year the Government invests more than $330 million in YES to help young people gain the skills, abilities and work experience they need to find and maintain good employment.
- Not-for-profit agencies are eligible for up to 100 per cent funding, while businesses and municipalities are eligible for up to 50 per cent funding.
- In 2016 the federal government significantly increased its investment in the Canada Summer Jobs program over the next three years. An additional $339 million was allocated to create more summer jobs for young Canadians. As a result, in 2016 the CSJ program funded roughly 65,800 jobs, which nearly doubled the number of jobs created over previous years.
- In addition to the funds provided for Canada Summer Jobs, the federal government provided $165.4 million in 2016–17 for YES to create new green jobs for youth, increase the number of youth who access the Skills Link program and support employment opportunities in the heritage sector.
- In March, Budget 2017 proposed a further $395.5 million over three years for YES, starting in 2017–18.
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