September 6, 2012
Federal Gov't News
The $50M Job Strategy
rush ends October 19
Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo
Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is inviting organizations to
participate in a new initiative under the Youth Employment Strategy that
aims to connect 3,000 young Canadians to jobs that are in high demand.
"The program's goal is to equip young Canadians with the skills and
experience they need in fields that are high in demand, such as skilled
trades," said Strahl.
As part of Economic Action Plan 2012, the Conservative Government is
investing $50 million over two years in the Youth Employment Strategy (YES).
The new investment will be dedicated to projects that connect young
Canadians with jobs in fields that are in high demand. Projects will be
selected through two Call for Proposals -one for Career Focus and one for
Under the Skills Link Call for Proposals, organizations can receive up to $2
million per year to provide youth with skills development and private sector
work experience in high demand occupations.
Under the Career Focus Call for Proposals, organizations can receive up to
$1.5 million per year to connect youth with private sector work experience
in high demand occupations. Projects must be delivered in a minimum of three
different provinces or territories.
The Calls open on September 5 and close on October 19. Organizations across
Canada are invited to apply. Organizations, including but not limited to,
businesses, not-for-profit organizations, crown corporations, educational
institutions, Aboriginal organizations, and provincial, territorial and
municipal governments can apply for funding. Information is available
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