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More than 265 summer jobs available throughout Nickel Belt

Summer employment being offered to students between the ages of 15 and 30 by accessing the website and mobile app. 
Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré, left, posing with summer students at work at Killarney Provincial Park.

It's that time of year when hundreds of students will be out looking for summer jobs and the federal government is working to help them out, said a news release from Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré.*

On behalf of federal Women and Gender Equality and Youth Minister Marci Ien, the local MPs announced more than $947,000 in federal funding to support more than 265 Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) opportunities for local youth and younger adults. 

Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 can now find new job opportunities in their communities on the Job Bank website and mobile app. New jobs will continue to be added over the coming weeks, said the news release. 

Through CSJ, youth can apply for summer jobs in fields that interest them, whether it be childcare, the hospitality sector, wildlife conservation, recreation, agriculture and more. Youth are encouraged to check Job Bank regularly for updates and to share exciting job opportunities with their friends.

Some of this year’s Nickel Belt employer recipients include Wahnapitae First Nation, River and Sky Music Festival, Onaping Falls Recreation Committee, Friends of Killarney Park, Sucrerie Séguin Sugarbush in Lavigne, Camp Soleil à Noëlville, Leisure Farms à Sturgeon Falls, Kivi Park, Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre in Val Caron, and many more, said the release.

The Canada Summer Jobs program prioritizes projects that support youth who face barriers to employment. This includes youth with disabilities, Indigenous youth, as well as Black and other racialized youth, said the release.

The job program is delivered through the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) aimed at helping youth gain the skills, education, and work experience they need to successfully transition into the workforce, said the release.

The release said that CSJ job programs provide full time work (30 to 40 hours per week) for six to 16 weeks, with the average duration being eight weeks. Job applicants are encouraged to explore additional opportunities through the federal Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

Also, students who are willing to travel and try something different are encouraged to consider that Parks Canada hires a large number of young people each summer to work in some spectacular locations across Canada.

*Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the news release was issued jointly by Serré and Sudbury MP Viviane Lapointe. That has been corrected.


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