The Government of Canada and a Quinte-area Member of Parliament are connecting local students with summer jobs this year.
Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis and Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, the Honorable Patty Hajdu, are both assisting the Government in starting the 2017 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program.
The CSJ program provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students in their communities, as well as providing them valuable experience and essential skills for the future.
Bay of Quinte employers have received just over $709,000 in funding to create 272 new job opportunities for students.
In 2016, the Government of Canada nearly doubled the number of jobs available through the CSJ program, from 34,000 jobs to 65,800.
To find out which Bay of Quinte employers are hiring through the CSJ program this summer, go to Canada.ca/canada-summer-jobs.