FORT LANGLEY, BC, July 5, 2013 /CNW/ - During the first ever Canada
History Week, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages, today announced support for the creation of job
opportunities across Canada to help young people build careers in
museums and heritage organizations.
"Our Government is taking measures to help provide young Canadians with
valuable work experience in heritage fields," said Minister Moore. "By
investing in heritage organizations across the country, we are helping
to enhance Canadians' knowledge of our rich cultural heritage and
This investment is expected to create 2,500 summer and short-term jobs,
including 1,900 jobs in small and medium-sized Canadian museums. The
Government's assistance provides partial salary subsidies to employers
for hiring Canadian students and recent graduates, aged 15 to 30.
The Canadian Museums Association, the professional association for
Canada's museums community, will receive funding to deliver the Young
Canada Works (YCW) programs to heritage institutions and youth.
"The impact of the YCW program on the heritage community as a whole is
undeniably positive," said Nancy Noble, President of the Canadian
Museums Association's Board of Directors. "Since its inception, the
program has built up a solid reputation among heritage institutions and
with youth studying in the museum field. It is our privilege to be
involved in the creation of a passionate, well-trained, and
well-rounded workforce of the future."
The Government of Canada is providing funding of $12,782,200 over two
years through Young Canada Works - Heritage Programs. Through this program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the
Government offers financial support to close to 1,500 employers by
providing partial salary subsidies.
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SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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