The Canada Summer Jobs Program has given the Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing region over a million dollars in funding so 470 students have jobs. On the Highway 11 corridor alone, 84 student jobs are being created worth $251,000. MP Carol Hughes says the student hires came from all areas including non-profits, health care and the private sector.
“The list was a little different then the pre-pandemic one was,” she said. “Obviously there were some employers that didn’t apply that use to apply because of whatever situation they find themselves in this year with still some uncertainty.”
Hughes says its important businesses have access to the Canada Summer Jobs program given the challenges they’ve faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Every employer on the list got at least one to two or in some cases three or four positions depending on what they had asked for, and depending on how much money was to go around,” she said.