Students from across the vast region of Timmins-James Bay will have excellent opportunities to get jobs this summer thanks to the record funding coming into the riding through the Canada Summer Student Jobs Program. MP Charlie Angus says the region has received nearly two million dollars in funding, creating 526 jobs for students across the riding.
"We have been doing very well over the last number of years with the Canada Summer Jobs program, but this year we will be able to hire a record number of students.”
The investment will have a huge impact on area businesses, non-profit organizations, and community groups that rely on summer job hiring.
Angus says this will stimulate economic development. "With the large amount of dollars received this year, we are able to help many businesses get on their feet after the damaging impacts of COVID. As for the students – this will give them badly-needed work experience and contacts for future opportunities."
Last year Timmins-James Bay received $1-million in summer student funding, which created 257 jobs. This summer's funding is almost double from last year. The funding will be spread across the riding with projects funded in Timmins, Englehart, Kirkland Lake, Cochrane, Iroquois Falls, Matheson, Attawapiskat and all points in between.