Federal Summer Job Funding Helps Greenstone Youth

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 GREENSTONE, ON- February 12, 2016: The Municipality of Greenstone is commending the Government of Canada on the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government will be doubling the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

“With the challenges our economy has seen over the past few years, the ability for our young people to find summer jobs has been difficult,” said Mayor Renald Beaulieu. “The Canada Summer Jobs program is essential in providing those important opportunities to gain valuable work experience, earn an income, and help out local employers. The doubling of the funding for the program announced today is excellent news for our region and especially our youth.”

Under the Canada Summer Jobs program, eligible employers can receive subsidies to hire youth for the summer. The Municipality and Greenstone residents have benefitted from the program over the years.

“This year the Municipality has already applied for support for a number of positions for a variety of activities ranging from day camps to supporting tourism throughout the region,” said Mayor Beaulieu. “I would encourage all employers to consider accessing the program in order to provide more employment opportunities for young people in our region.”

The Prime Minister announced an annual increase of up to $113 million for each of the next three years to the program in order to create up to an additional 36,000 positions every year. Applications are due March 11, 2016. More information about the Canada Summer Jobs program can be found at www.servicecanada.gc.ca/csj .

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