KENORA – Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora Riding), announced Friday that since 2015, a total of $2,636,920 has been invested in the Kenora Riding through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ), creating 972 jobs. The announcement was held at the Ye Olde Chip Truck, located at the Market Square in Kenora.
“This year alone, the Kenora riding received CSJ investments of $685,171, creating 229 jobs,” stated Nault. “We also enhanced the CSJ program to allow youth between the ages of 15 and 30, not just students, to apply for positions. Not only does this program help youth gain employment, but it also provides employers with additional support in the busy summer months.”
By doubling the national number of Canada Summer Job opportunities this year to over 70,000, the Government is assisting more young people to get hands-on work experience and save money.
“The Canada Summer Jobs program is important for youth in our region and it is creating training and job opportunities for many young Northerners this summer,” concluded Nault. “The experience they will gain from these summer jobs will be valuable for their future careers.”
For more information on CSJ, visit the Canada.ca/Canada-summer-jobs, a Service Canada Office or call 1-800-935-5555.