Canada’s Economic Action Plan invests in job creation for students
As we enjoy our first days of summer, I would like to highlight the opportunities that the Canada Summer Jobs initiative provides to local students and students right across Canada.
Our Government has received a strong mandate from Canadians to continue creating jobs and economic growth. That’s why, starting in 2011, we have permanently increased the budget for Canada Summer Jobs by $10 million. The additional funding for the program will create as many as 3 500 additional jobs for students this summer across Canada, strengthening the local economies of our communities.
Our government increased funding to Canada Summer Jobs to create jobs for students and help them develop their skills. We are happy to give a hand-up to students who are eager for a tangible work experience and who would like to contribute to their local community and economy.
This year in Vaughan, approximately 39 agreements will be signed with employers and about 91 student summer jobs will be created. These agreements will allow for 23,108.5 hours of valuable work experience for students in Vaughan and will bring $217, 436 of investment to our local businesses and economy.
For instance, today, I’m proud to announce that Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamat Canada will receive $15, 429 in Canada Summer Jobs funding, which will enable 6 students to gain the skills and experience necessary to compete in the labour market.
Canada Summer Jobs benefits our community, our local economy and especially the students of Vaughan. Through this initiative and others, our government is helping Canada’s youth succeed now and in the future.
The Hon. Julian Fantino P.C., M.P.
Associate Minister of National Defence