Mélanie Joly and her team contacted Ahuntsic-Cartierville organizations and small businesses to announce Canada 2017 Summer Jobs grants.
Montreal, April 13, 2017 – For the second consecutive year, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Member of Parliament for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, announced a grant of $ 1,003,530 which will enable 300 students from her riding find a summer job.
Approximately one hundred non-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses applied for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
“I am especially proud to assist Ahuntsic-Cartierville small businesses and organizations invest in our youth by providing them with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and to acquire significant experience for their career path”, said the Member of Parliament for Ahuntsic-Cartierville.
Facts at a glance
Canada Summer Jobs is a component of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy, which is designed to help young people, particularly those facing challenges in the employment sector, learn and acquire skills that will facilitate their integration into the job market.
- The following local priorities were established in Ahuntsic-Cartierville : non-profit organizations, women and family services, newcomer and refugee services, day camps, social and affordable housing, sports, environment, healthy lifestyles, overcome poverty and services for people with disabilities.
- Budget 2016 increased the existing Canada Summer Jobs budget by $ 113 million for three years to double the number of students hired each year.
- In 2016, more than $ 1 million was invested in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, totaling approximately 85,000 work hours, 300 summer jobs for our youth and 96 projects.
- Employers in the not-for-profit sector may receive 100% of their province’s minimum hourly wage and employment-related payroll taxes.
- Public sector employers and small businesses with up to 50 employees may receive 50% of their province’s minimum hourly wage.