Canada Summer Jobs funding helps youth find jobs in Nickel Belt/Greater Sudbury
August 30, 2017– NICKEL BELT/GREATER SUDBURY – Helping young Canadians develop their skills and gain valuable workplace experience will ensure a strong economy and a healthy middle class.
Today, Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that 233 students in Nickel Belt/Greater Sudbury have found employment with 82 organizations across the riding. They have been given the opportunity to gain experience and developed the skills they need to get a strong start in their careers thanks to $655,685 in funding for these projects.
Every year, the Government identifies national priorities that guide the selection of employers who will receive Canada Summer Jobs funding. This year’s five national priorities are:
• creating opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics industries;
• small businesses, in recognition of their contribution to the creation of new jobs;
• employers involved in welcoming and settlement of immigrants (including Syrian refugees);
• employers that hire Indigenous people; and
• employers involved in celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.
“Investing in our young people today matters – this program is one way to do it as it is helping them develop skills and gain hands-on experience, things that are critical for them to be successful and to build the foundations for a bright future. Through this program, students in Nickel Belt/Greater Sudbury will benefit from practical learning guided by our very own local organizations, but most importantly, they will learn how to become young leaders for their communities.”
– Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt
“Canada’s future prosperity depends on young Canadians having the skills and experience they need to thrive in the workforce. Thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program, students in Nickel Belt/Greater Sudbury have an opportunity to work for the summer, develop their skills and pay for their education.”
– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
“The funding from Canada Summer Jobs permitted Au Château to hire 6 students who helped in many ways to enrich the lives of our residents. It also gave the students the opportunity to work in different fields such as dietary, housekeeping, maintenance, human resources, activities and clerical. Au Château is grateful to have had this opportunity.”
– Alain Taillefer, Human Resources Manager, Au Château – Nipissing West
“Miigwetch to the Government of Canada for providing funding to employ ten youth to work in various departments for Wahnapitae First Nation through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Giving the Summer Students an opportunity to gain skills in the work force through our Administration, Asset Management, Waste Diversion and Summer Day Camp managed by our Health Department and also giving them the opportunity to learn Ojibway Culture and Traditions passed down by our ancestors.”
– Chief Ted Roque, Wahnapitae First Nations
“The Canada Summer Jobs program has ensured that the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre was able to open its doors to the public allowing citizens and visitors access to the region’s rich history as it relates to the lumber, mining and railroading industries in northern Ontario. It has also granted students the opportunity to gain valuable employment skills that will enable them to secure future employment.”
– Cody Cacciotti, Operations Manager, Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre
Marc Serré, MP Nickel Belt