STUDENTS WORKING THIS SUMMER IN THE REGION THANKS TO CANADA SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM
July 14th, 2014 - 11:37am
Charlie Angus met this morning with some of the students working in the riding thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs Program. The Canada Summer Jobs Program is providing $307-thousand dollars to create 141 jobs for students.
Angus says this is a terrific program that is well used in the region. “Each year we are very pleased to work closely with Service Canada to be able to award employment grants to organizations in the riding. And the money is spread across the entire riding from the Larder Lake Library to the Timmins Boxing Club to Camp Bickell.”
Angus says students gain valuable work experience. “This program gives organizations the chance to bring in some help that they may not have been able to do without the program. It also gives students the opportunity to work in the community and give back.”
Angus calls the program very important. “Canada Summer Jobs provides agencies with the ability to bring in extra staff. That allows them to undertake work that may not happen without the federal funding.”
Last year 138 jobs were created across the riding.