Government helps youth in the Durham Region get jobs
BOWMANVILLE, ON, May 20, 2015 Government helps Youth in the Durham region get jobs with the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Erin O'Toole, Member of Parliament for Durham, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development.
Government helps Youth in the Durham region get jobs through Government's Youth Employment Strategy, Interconnection Research International Ltd. will
help youth in the Durham Region overcome barriers to employment with its Youth Employment Readiness Program. Participants will gain useful job skills and training through workshops and group-based activities.
They will also gain valuable work experience with local employers in areas such as retail sales, child services and marketing. Interconnection Research International is receiving over $442,000 for this important program for youth.
This is part of the Harper Government's overall strategy to help provide Canadians with the skills and training they need to connect with available jobs. The Durham riding will also receive $308,000 for the Canada Summer Jobs program to help provide employment for students and support the tourism, agriculture and non-profit sectors inDurham.
Today's announcement is one example of what the Government helps Youth in the Durham region get jobs. To help hard-working families, the Government is also enhancing the Universal Child Care Benefit, introducing the Family Tax Cut and making improvements to the Child Care Expenses Deduction and the Children's Fitness Tax Credit.
- Since 2006, the Harper Government's Youth Employment Strategy has helped over 611,000 youth.
- The Government is helping Canadian youth get the skills employers are looking for with the Canada Job Grant, apprenticeship grants and the new Canada Apprentice Loan. The Government also offers tax credits, such as the tuition, education and textbook tax credits, the tradesperson's tools deduction and the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit.
- Economic Action Plan 2014 introduced the Canada Apprentice Loan, which provides apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with interest-free loans of up to $4,000 to complete their technical training. Loans are interest-free until apprentices complete or leave their apprenticeship training program, up to a maximum of six years. Since January, over 6,000 apprentices across Canada have benefited from the Canada Apprentice Loan.
- The Universal Child Care Benefit would increase from $100 to $160 per month (totalling up to $1,920 per year) for children under the age of 6, and parents would receive a new benefit of $60 per month (up to $720 per year) for each child aged 6 through 17.