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The Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program is designed to provide young people in Cambridge with employment opportunities while simultaneously supporting local businesses.
By assisting with the cost of labour, the federal government helps students gain key employment opportunities over the summer months, supporting them in their education and preparing young people with the skills necessary to enter the workforce.
This program bridges the gap between school (whether high school, college, or university) and the workforce by helping students build connections, skills, and knowledge.
Over the past two summers, I have had the opportunity to meet and speak with hundreds of CSJ students about their experiences working in Cambridge, North Dumfries and North Brant, and I am pleased to see the effect that this program has had on our community.
Over the past two years, Cambridge has seen our summer jobs funding increase from $749,786 to $948,940, providing over 300 summer jobs in our community.
To ensure that this program continues to improve, my office has surveyed participating employers and students. The results from those surveys can be found in the report below.
A copy of this report has been submitted to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, the Hon. Patty Hajdu. I hope that this report will not only help us to improve the program in our community, but throughout Canada.
The CSJ program is a great tool for employers and student-employees alike and I look forward to seeing more young people get involved in this program and help it grow in the future.