Simcoe, Ontario – Students in Haldimand-Norfolk will have an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and earn money for the upcoming school year thanks to the federal Canada Summer Jobs initiative. The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk, made the announcement today.
“The Harper government’s top priority is creating jobs and economic growth, and Canada Summer Jobs is an excellent example of how we are doing just that,” said Minister Finley. “Here in Haldimand-Norfolk we are helping employers create 90 summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening our community’s economy.”
Organizations in Haldimand-Norfolk are receiving over $253,000 in Canada Summer Jobs funding for 69 projects. The funding will enable students to gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, both now and in the future.
Canada Summer Jobs is an important part of our government’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). With annual funding of more than $300 million, YES helps youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, obtain career information, develop employment skills, find jobs and stay employed.
Economic Action Plan 2012 will provide an additional $50 million over two years to enhance YES so that more young people can gain tangible skills and experience. This funding will focus on connecting young Canadians with jobs in fields that are in high demand. Additionally, the Harper Government permanently increased the annual budget for Canada Summer Jobs by $10 million in 2011.
“Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are creating 36 000 important job opportunities and valuable work experiences for students across the country,” added Minister Finley. “By investing in our youth, our government is helping contribute to Canada’s long-term growth, competitiveness and overall prosperity.”
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For more information, contact:
|Marian NgoOffice of Minister Finley
|Media Relations OfficeHuman Resources and Skills Development Canada