Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd has announced the unprecedented amount of $978,000 (more than three times the 2015 amount of $284,000) has been allotted to Canada Summer Jobs funding in the riding.
It is anticipated this move will almost triple the number of eligible students in the riding to more than 337 (up from 113 in 2015). Rudd expects 162 businesses, non-profits and municipalities will benefit from this opportunity.
The press release said that this year's funding brings to $2.2-million the total invested in local youth and the local economy over the past thee years.
The 2019 hiring season for the program has begun, and will continue until July 12.
Rudd stressed the importance of the program to local youth in her press release.
“Not only does it help to create job opportunities for 337 young people in Northumberland-Peterborough South this summer, but the experiences and skills that they will gain from these summer jobs will be valuable for their future careers as well,” she said.
The aim of the program is to provide young Canadians with meaningful work experience that – in some cases – represents that all-important first opportunity to begin building a resume. Nationwide, the number of Canada Job opportunities has doubled to more than 70,000, helping more young people get hands-on work experience and save money.
The opportunity is open to young Canadians, students and non-students alike.
All young people aged 15 to 30 who are legally able to work in Canada can apply for positions – which can be researched on JobBank.gc.ca/youthas well as on the JobBank App.
For more information, visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs, a Service Canada office or call 1-800-935-5555.