Randy Kamp, Member of Parliament for Pitt Meadows – Maple Ridge – Mission, is calling for proposals from businesses, not-for-profit organizations, crown corporations, educational institutions, and Aboriginal organizations to receive funding to hire young Canadians.
Over the next two years, the Government of Canada will invest $50 million in the Youth Employment Strategy (YES) that will connect young Canadians with jobs that are in high demand and help them develop skills and gain the experience they need.
The federal government is launching two Calls for Proposals (CFP), a Skills Link CFP and a Career Focus CFP. Skills Link helps youth facing barriers to employment, including youth who are single parents, youth with disabilities and youth in rural and remote areas, to develop the skills and gain the experience needed to find a job or the confidence to return to school. Career Focus provides funding to employers to hire young post-secondary graduates to give them career-related work experience and help them acquire skills to transition into the job market.
Applications and guidelines are available online at www.servicecanada.gc.ca. The deadline for both proposals is Oct. 19.
More information will be added to the Service Canada website.