Federal Government Creates Jobs for Youth in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound through Canada Summer Jobs Program

May 19, 2015

Federal Government Creates Jobs for Youth in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound through Canada Summer Jobs Program

 

Ottawa, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, is pleased to announce that funding for local employers in the amount of $209,571 will create approximately 93 jobs for young workers this year throughout Bruce and Grey.

 

This funding is being received by local employers through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15-30 who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

 

Canada Summer Jobs helps students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, now and in the future, while earning money for the upcoming school year. In 2015, the Canada Summer Jobs program is expected to create approximately 35,000 jobs, while helping employers address skills shortages.

 

“I congratulate all of the local employers who successfully received funding through their applications to the Canada Summer Jobs program,” said Miller. “This program is a great way for local employers to ensure that they are able to hire young and skilled workers and is also a great way for students to gain valuable work experience while also saving money for the following school year.”

 

The 93 jobs created in 2015 represents an increase for Bruce and Grey from the 87 jobs that were created by the program in the 2014 year.

 

For more information on the Canada Summer Jobs program please visit; http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/programs/scpp.shtml.

 

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