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Young people across Canada – particularly those facing barriers to employment – have been acutely affected by the loss of jobs caused by the health crisis. Recognizing that the energy and talent of young people is a powerful engine for our economic recovery, we are working with employers across Kootenay-Columbia to help them fill meaningful, high-quality jobs.
Today, on behalf of the Government of Canada I am pleased to announced that more than 400 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) opportunities are now available for youth in Kootenay-Columbia. Throughout the summer, young people can find new job opportunities in their community on jobbank.gc.ca/youth and the Job Bank mobile app. More than 140,000 quality CSJ placements are now available across the country for young people between the ages of 15 and 30.
I am proud of the young people of Kootenay-Columbia, who have overcome many challenges over the past two years. I know it has not been easy, and they are eager to move forward with their lives. Thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program, hundreds of youth in our communities will receive valuable work experience this summer, allowing them to develop the foundational skills they will need to succeed in their chosen careers. I cannot think of a better, more worthwhile investment.