More students in Kamloops Thompson Cariboo will have an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and earn money for the upcoming school year thanks to a Government of Canada initiative. Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops Thompson Cariboo, made the announcement recently on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
“Our government has received a strong mandate from Canadians to continue creating jobs and economic growth,” said McLeod. “That’s why, starting in 2011, we have permanently increased the budget for the Canada Summer Jobs initiative by $10 million. The additional funding will create as many as 3,500 additional jobs for students this summer across Canada, strengthening the local economies of our communities.”
This year Kamloops Thompson Cariboo received $457,688 in Canada Summer Jobs funding, which allowed approximately 65 agreements to be signed with employers and about 117 student summer jobs created.
“Canada Summer Jobs benefits our community, our local economy and especially the students throughout Kamloops Thompson Cariboo,” added McLeod. “Through this initiative and others, our government is helping Canada’s youth succeed now and in the future.”
Canada Summer Jobs is an important part of the government’s long-term Youth Employment Strategy that helps young people get the information, skills and work experience they need to make a successful transition to the workplace.