Sherbrooke, Quebec - Employment and Social Development Canada - Canada’s prosperity depends on young Canadians getting a fair chance at success in the labour market. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need to launch meaningful careers, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people.
The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament for Honoré-Mercier, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Compton–Stanstead, announced funding that will continue to help young Canadians develop their skills and get hands-on work experience. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour.
The Government of Canada highlighted investments of almost $5.9 million, approved over the last three years, for several projects involving 473 participants in Quebec and Ontario. Funding is being provided to Actions interculturelles under the Skills Link and Career Focus programs, which are part of the Youth Employment Strategy.
Skills Link supports projects that help young people who face more barriers to employment than others get employability skills and gain valuable job experience, which in turn helps them make a successful transition into the workforce or go back to school. This could include youth who have not completed high school, single parents, Indigenous youth, youth with disabilities, newcomers or youth living in rural or remote areas.
Career Focus supports projects that help high school graduates transition to the labour market through paid internships, and helps to provide them with the information and experience they need to make informed career decisions, find a job and/or pursue post-secondary studies.Source : Government Of Canada