TIMMINS-JAMES BAY DOES WELL WITH STUDENT JOBS: MP Angus Announces 98 New Jobs

Thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program, students across the vast riding of Timmins-James Bay will get the chance to gain some valuable work experience. Charlie Angus has finalized the plans for 98 new positions to aid community organizations across the region. The $277,000 investment in the region will provide a wide array of work experience including tourism, environmental projects, cultural programs and children's programming.

Angus says the region has been very successful in obtaining federal funding for summer jobs.

"The Canada Summer Jobs program provides a real benefit not just to students but to organizations working in our communities. I am glad to see that we are having students hired in communities across the riding."

Angus says he works closely with Service Canada to ensure that as many positions are made available as possible.

"Clearly not every submission can be approved. However, we work hard to ensure that that we fund as many programs as possible."

Kees Polls of the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority says they are getting 2 students this year to be used for maintaining the trails program. “Everything helps. When you can bring in students, you now have increased capacity. This is a great program for us.”