Regina M-P Ralph Goodale is announcing the expanded “Canada Summer Jobs” program will help generate seasonal jobs for 1,873 young people across Saskatchewan – more than double the 836 positions created last year. Nationally, the program has produced more than 70,000 summer jobs, again more than double last year.
In his Regina-Wascana federal riding, Goodale said 86 local organizations using the program created 166 jobs for young people this summer, way up from just 61 jobs in 2015.
“By doubling federal funding for this program,” Goodale said, “the amount invested by the Government of Canada in summer job creation in this riding climbed to $576,644. It’s money very productively put to work, supporting a broad range of local employers.”
“The objective is to encourage those employers to generate summer incomes for students, while also equipping them with some of the skills and experience they’ll need in their future careers,” Goodale said.
The employers include private sector firms, local government entities, educational institutions and faith-based groups, together with a broad cross-section of not-for-profit organizations in such fields as sports and recreation, health and care-giving, culture, environmental protection, community service, support for the disadvantaged and more.
The jobs range from early childhood educators to tutors and computer programmers; from coaches and trainers to marketing assistants, administrators, communications officers and junior geologists.