Students in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo will have access to summer jobs to help them gain valuable skills and work experience, says Cathy McLeod, MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development.
“This region is receiving over $454,351 in Canada Summer Jobs funding to hire 100 young Canadians,” said McLeod. “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.”
Canada Summers 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 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next year. In 2014, the Canada Summer Jobs program is expected to create approximately 35,000 jobs, while helping employers address skills shortages. Since 2006, the Youth Employment Strategy has helped more than 555,000 young people develop skills, to the benefit of the Canadian economy.
“Creating summer jobs for students benefits not only youth and employers, but also local economies across the country. Canada Summer Jobs is yet another excellent example of how our government is creating jobs and economic growth,” concluded McLeod.