Harper Government creates summer jobs and bright futures for youth in Temiskaming Shores

TEMISKAMING SHORES, ON, July 16, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming, today announced that 125 young Canadians in North Bay, Temiskaming Shores, and the surrounding communities are participating in meaningful summer employment through a Canada Summer Jobs investment with 85 employers. The announcement was made at the Temiskaming Shores Waterfront Pool and Fitness Centre, which has hired a student to work as a lifeguard and swim instructor.

Canada Summer Jobs helps students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, now and in the future, while earning money for the upcoming school year. In 2015, the Canada Summer Jobs program is expected to create over 11,900 jobs with 6,740 employers in Ontario, and approximately 35,000 jobs across the country, while helping employers address skills shortages.

Today's announcement is one example of what the Harper Government is doing to help Canadians.To help hard-working families, the Government has increased the Universal Child Care Benefit and the Family Tax Cut, and is making improvements to the Child Care Expenses Deduction and the Children's Fitness Tax Credit.

Quick facts

  • Since 2006–2007, the Youth Employment Strategy has helped more than 611,000 young people develop skills, to the benefit of the Canadian economy.
  • The Harper Government is supporting up to 3,000 internships in high-demand fields and up to 1,000 internships in small and medium-sized businesses.
  • The Government is also encouraging apprenticeships and careers in the skilled trades through grants and tax credits, along with support for training programs.
  • The Universal Child Care Benefit is increasing from $100 to $160 per month, totalling up to $1,920 per year, for children under the age of six, and parents will now receive a new benefit of $60 per month, up to $720 per year, for each child aged six through 17.

 

Quotes

"Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping to equip young Canadians with the skills and experience they need to get jobs now and prepare for the workforce of tomorrow. By creating jobs for youth in Nipissing-Timiskaming, Canada Summer Jobs helps students, employers and our local economy. It is yet another example of how our Government is creating jobs and economic growth."
The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development

"Today's youth are tomorrow's workforce. By investing in young people today, we are making sure they are ready to become Canada's future workers and contribute to our long-term prosperity. Our plan for jobs and growth, as well as our significant initiatives to counter youth out-migration, is good news for people in Nipissing-Timiskaming, especially our young people."
-
 Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming

"The Corporation of the City of Temiskaming Shores truly appreciates the support it has received from the Government of Canada under the Canada Summer Jobs Program for the hiring of students for summer operations in the City. The youth and the community fare very well in this partnership – the youth gain valuable work experience and are able to raise funds for further education and the community gains through improved recreation services."  
- Mayor Carman Kidd, City of Temiskaming Shores

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The investment in support of these students will total almost $33 million for Ontario and $301,423 for Nipissinig-Timiskaming.

Led by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in partnership with 10 other federal departments, the Youth Employment Strategy (YES) is the Government of Canada's commitment to help youth make a successful transition to the workplace. YES helps youth between the ages of 15 and 30 get the information and gain the skills, job experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition to the workplace. YES includes the Skills Link and Career Focus programs, as well as Summer Work Experience, which includes ESDC's Canada Summer Jobs initiative. Canada Summer Jobs creates thousands of job opportunities for students every summer.

Summer Work Experience provides wage subsidies to employers to create summer employment for secondary and post-secondary students. The Summer Work Experience program includes Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ). CSJ provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year. Since 2006–2007, Summer Work Experience has helped over 390,000 students and ESDC's Canada Summer Jobs has helped over 304,000 students.

Skills Link helps youth facing barriers to employment—including single parents, youth with disabilities, young newcomers and youth in rural and remote areas—to develop the skills and gain the experience they need to find a job or to return to school. Since 2006–2007, Skills Link has helped over 191,000 youth.

Career Focus helps post-secondary graduates transition to the labour market through paid internships and helps to provide youth with the information and experience they need to make informed career decisions, find a job and/or pursue advanced studies. Since 2006–2007, the Career Focus initiative has helped over 29,000 youth acquire skills needed to join the job market.

The Government of Canada is supporting up to 3,000 internships in high-demand fields and up to 1,000 internships in small and medium-sized businesses.

The Government of Canada is also helping post-secondary students finance and repay their education through loans, grants and repayment assistance helping young Canadians pursue and save for their post-secondary education and acquire the skills and training they need to succeed in the job market and in the future economy.

In addition, Economic Action Plan 2014 introduced the Canada Apprentice Loan to help apprentices registered in designated Red Seal trades with the cost of their training, and to encourage more Canadians to consider a career in the skilled trades. It is estimated that at least 26,000 apprentices per year will apply for over $100 million in loans.

To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit actionplan.gc.ca.

The Government of Canada is helping youth plan their careers, learn new skills and find jobs through enhanced online services available at youth.gc.ca.

Helping families prosper

The Government of Canada has proposed new measures to make life more affordable for Canadian families.

The Family Tax Cut is a non-refundable credit of up to $2,000 for couples with children under the age of 18, that takes effect starting with the 2014 tax year.

The Children's Fitness Tax Credit may be claimed by families whose children participated in an eligible program of physical activity in 2014. Families may be able to claim up to $1,000 per child for the cost of the program. If the child is eligible for the disability tax credit and the program costs at least $100 in registration or membership fees, families can claim an additional $500.

The Universal Child Care Benefit would increase to $160 per month for children under the age of 6, and parents may receive a new benefit of $60 per month for each eligible child aged 6 through 17. The new benefit amounts would take effect on January 1, 2015, and would begin to be reflected in monthly payments to recipients in July 2015.

The limits used to calculate the Child Care Expenses Deduction would increase by $1,000 starting in the 2015 tax year: from $7,000 to $8,000 for children under the age of 7; from $4,000 to $5,000 for children aged 7 through 16; and from $10,000 to $11,000 for children who are eligible for the Disability Tax Credit.

Once fully implemented, the new family package would mean more money in the pockets of Canadian families.

Organizations receiving Canada Summer Jobs funding in Nipissing-Timiskaming

Constituency

Organization Name

Municipality

Jobs agreed

Nipissing - Timiskaming

City of Temiskaming Shores

Haileybury

3

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Temagami First Nation

Bear Island

3

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Canadian Cancer Society

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Near North Palliative Care Network

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Canadian Mental Health Association - Cochrane Timiskaming Branch

Temiskaming Shores

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

North Bay & District Multicultural Centre

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Les Suites des Présidents' Suites

Haileybury

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Weed Man

North Bay

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Nipissing University

North Bay

3

Nipissing - Timiskaming

North East CCAC

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Heritage Gardeners

North Bay

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce

North Bay

4

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Nipissing Lodge

Nipissing

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Induspec

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Dr. Mark Churman

Haileybury

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Blue Sky Animal Hospital

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Greenwood Baptist Church

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Haileybury Heritage Museum

Haileybury

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Metis Nation of Ontario

North Bay

3

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Gagnes Red & White Store Ltd.

Rutherglen

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

University of Guelph

New Liskeard

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

L'Arche North Bay

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Temiskaming Shores & Area Chamber of Commerce

New Liskeard

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Habitat for Humanity North Bay

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Haileybury Family Health Team

Haileybury

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Calvary North Bay

North Bay

3

Nipissing - Timiskaming

NEOFACS

New Liskeard

3

Nipissing - Timiskaming

North Bay Youth Soccer Club

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

DIA (Downtown North Bay)

North Bay

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Nady-Paddle Program

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Temagami & District Chamber of Commerce

Temagami

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

North Bay Jack Garland Airport Corporation

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Town of Latchford

Latchford

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières

Timmins

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

CAA NEO

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Science North

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Capitol Centre/W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

CMHA Nipissing Regional Branch

North Bay

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Fish Bay Marina

Nipissing Township

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

South Shore Evangelical Missionary Church

Callander

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Mattawa Women's Resource Centre

Mattawa

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

The Corporation of the Township of Papineau-Cameron

Mattawa

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

The Bunker

Cobalt

3

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Literacy Council of South Temiskaming

New Liskeard

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Classic Theatre Cobalt

Cobalt

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Temiskaming Art Gallery

Haileybury

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Discovery North Bay Museum

North Bay

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Town of Cobalt

Cobalt

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Town of Mattawa

Mattawa

3

Nipissing - Timiskaming

The Gathering Place

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Little Claybelt Museum

New Liskeard

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Funding Matters Inc

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Children's Aid Society of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound

North Bay

3

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Township of Nipissing

Nipissing

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

North Bay Legion Track Club

North Bay

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Little Wings Child Care Centre

Hornell Heights

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

ACFO, région Témiskaming

New Liskeard

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Greening Nipissing

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Small Pond Entertainers Inc.

New Liskeard

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Canadian Red Cross

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Callander Public Library

Callander

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Centre pour enfants Timiskaming Child Care

New Liskeard

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

YMCA of North Bay

Callander

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Township of Coleman

Coleman

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Fairview Early Learning and Child Care Centre

Powassan

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Capitol Centre

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Powassan and District Union Public Library

Powassan

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

VON

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

One Kids Place Children's Treatment Centre

North Bay

4

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Trinity United Church

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

The United Church of  Canada

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Temagami Family Health Team

Temagami

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Cobalt Mining Museum

Cobalt

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Mattawa Museum

Mattawa

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Marsh Bay Resort

Cobalt

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Mahingan Development Corp

Thorne

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Near North District School Board

North Bay

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

St. John Ambulance North Bay

North Bay

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Cobalt Historical Society Inc.

Cobalt

1

Nipissing - Timiskaming

Wolf Lake Ontario Office

Thorne

2

Nipissing - Timiskaming

North Bay Indian Friendship Centre

North Bay

1

Total jobs: 125

 

SOURCE Employment and Social Development Canada

For further information: Aaron Bell, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Employment and Social Development, 819-994-2482; Media Relations Office, Employment and Social Development Canada, 819-994-5559, media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca


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