Fed funding helps students find work

The federal government will spend $316,523 to help 70 students in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon find work over the summer.

The federal government will spend $316,523 to help 70 students in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon find work over the summer, MP Mark Strahl said this week.

“The Canada Summer Jobs program benefits both employers and students alike,” said Strahl. “Eager young students can be a real asset to any organization while employers offer students a chance for real world experience and some cash for the next school year.”

Canada Summers Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next year.

In 2014, the Canada Summer Jobs program is expected to create approximately 35,000 jobs, while helping employers address skills shortages. Since it began in 2007, Canada Summer Jobs has helped over 260,000 students.

Through Economic Action Plan 2014, the government of Canada is also supporting up to 3,000 internships in high-demand fields and up to 1,000 internships in small and medium-sized businesses. The government of Canada is also encouraging apprenticeship and careers in the skilled trades through grants and tax credits, along with support for training programs.

To learn more, visit: www.actionplan.gc.ca.