May 23, 2012
MP Dean Del Mastro announces summer jobs for students in the Peterborough Riding
“Our Government’s top priority is creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity for all Canadians,” said MP Del Mastro. “Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping employers in the Peterborough Riding provide a total of 156 summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening our community’s economy.”
Canada Summer Jobs is an important part of our government’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). With annual funding of more than $300 million, YES helps youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, obtain career information, develop employment skills, find jobs and stay employed.
Economic Action Plan 2012 will provide an additional $50 million over two years to enhance YES so that more young people can gain tangible skills and experience. This funding will focus on connecting young Canadians with jobs in fields that are in high demand. Additionally, the Federal Government permanently increased the annual budget for Canada Summer Jobs by $10 million in 2011.
“Canada Summer Jobs 2012 will provide up to 36,000 important job opportunities and experiences for students across the country” added MP Del Mastro. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce, so by investing in them we are helping contribute to Canada’s long-term growth, competitiveness and overall prosperity.”