MP Joy S Applauds Canada’s Summer Job Program

MP Joy S Applauds Canada’s Summer Job Program

Winnipeg, Manitoba, January 5, 2010— Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan-St. Paul, applauds the Government of Canada for announcing a significant investment in the Canada Summer Jobs program that will create more job opportunities for students. This commitment will also support important community services and strengthen the economy.

“Canada Summer Jobs is an important part of the Government’s long-term Youth Employment Strategy,” commented Mrs. Smith. “This program helps young people get the tools, skills and work experience they need to make a successful transition to the workplace.”

Funding will be available to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to create high-quality summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students and intend to return to school in the next school year.

“I encourage all employers to apply to this wonderful program,” commented Mrs. Smith. “Our youth offer fresh ideas, a positive attitude and a sense of purpose and enthusiasm. This is a mutually beneficial program for employers and summer students alike.”

The total budget for Canada Summer Jobs will be distributed across the 308 federal constituencies, with Members of Parliament consulted and encouraged to provide input to determine specific priorities in their communities.

The Economic Action Plan is supporting Canada’s economic recovery. Since July of last year, Canada has created over 441,000 new jobs; however, the global recovery is still fragile. That’s why jobs and the economy remain the Government of Canada’s top priority as it continues to implement its job-creating, low-tax plan.

Applications will be available on February 1, 2011 and must be submitted by February 28, 2011. Interested employers can apply online at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj2011 or at their local Service Canada Centre.