Creating Jobs for Students
Students in Halton 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.
Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping employers in Halton create more than 90 summer job opportunities for students in more than 55 projects, an investment of more than $240,000.
Not only will these jobs provide a training opportunity for students, but the investment will contribute to strengthening our community’s local economy.
Lisa Raitt, Member of Parliament for Halton, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
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.
Canada Summer Jobs 2012 will provide up to 36 000 important job opportunities and experiences for students across the country.
Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce, so by investing in them we are helping contribute to Canada’s long-term growth, competitiveness and overall prosperity.