Federal funding for summer jobs program in Nickel Belt
Nickel Belt MP Marc G. Serré. (Photo provided by the MP's Facebook page)
Ottawa is investing $1.8 million into the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program in Nickel Belt.
Combined with $2 million for Sudbury, nearly 1200 job opportunities are being created in both ridings.
“I’m so pleased to see an additional $1 million investment compared to last year’s $850,000 flowing to Nickel Belt – Greater Sudbury through the Canada Summer Jobs program,” says Marc Serré, MP for Nickel Belt. “Youth have shown resilience through this pandemic and there’s been a great sense of duty to help them find new opportunities to pave their path forward. I’ve seen firsthand the positive benefit this program also has for employers and the not-for-profit sector- it is a true win-win situation. CSJ is also a key in helping retain youth in the North and to allow them to immerse themselves in the local employment scene.”
The CSJ 2021 call for employer applications closed on February 3, 2021. Over 50,000 applications were received, representing more than 240,000 jobs requested.
More than 42,700 projects have been funded, representing more than 152,000 job opportunities.