Federal update: Supporting students through Canada Summer Jobs

Submitted by Catherine McKenna, MP Ottawa Centre – 

For many students, summertime is more than just a relaxing break from school—it’s when they are able to make money to help pay for their tuition. A summer job is an important way for young people to learn new skills and get valuable work experience for their resumes.

Canada’s job market is rapidly changing and it’s essential that young Canadians have access to meaningful work from the start of their careers. That’s why our government is giving youth the opportunity to do just that through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

I am happy to announce that 308 new jobs have been created for students through the Canada Summer Jobs program this summer right here in Ottawa Centre. In fact, since 2015, the Government has doubled the number of jobs per year for students and over 800 jobs have been created in Ottawa Centre.

A strong economy depends on Canada’s young people – our nation’s leaders today – being equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to succeed as they start their careers. By helping more young Canadians get paid, meaningful work experience, we can ensure they have a fair shot at success.

If you are a student between the ages of 15-30 I encourage you to visit Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs to find out who is hiring in our area. New this year, you are able to search for employers by province/territory, municipality or postal code. 

If you have any questions about the Canada Summer Jobs program, please contact my community office.

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