Summer jobs in Sault Ste. Marie and area through the federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs program met and exceeded its objective of doubling the number of jobs made available under the former Parliament.
The Sault’s MP Terry Sheehan says in a media release his riding this year won approval for 402 summer jobs and more than $907,000 in funding.
Combined with the numbers from 2016, Sheehan claims a two-year total of 713 summer jobs for youth and $1.735 million in funding for the Sault, Prince Township, Batchewana Bay, Goulais River and Garden River and Batchewana First Nations.
The government is committed to doubling this year’s number next season, Sheehan says.
He encourages employers and students to take part in the program.
“Hiring a student is a win-win for everybody. On one hand, employers are benefitting from the new skills and perspectives that youth have to offer. On the other hand, students are earning money for school, gaining much-needed skills and experience, all while contributing to their community,” Sheehan says in his media release.
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