Zajac Ranch for Children, just east of Maple Ridge, was able to hire eight students this summer through the Canada Summer Jobs initiative.
Randy Kamp, member of Parliament for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission, toured the camp on Thursday where students from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows were also working.
“The Government’s top priority is creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity for all Canadians,” said Kamp. “Through Canada Summer Jobs, we have helped employers in Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Mission create 70 summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening our community’s economy.”
Zajac Ranch received almost $42,000 to hire the eight summer students.
Canada Summer Jobs is an important part of our government’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). With annual funding of more than $300 million, YES helps youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, obtain career information, develop employment skills, find jobs and stay employed.
“Canada Summer Jobs 2013 provided important job opportunities and experiences for students across the country” added Kamp. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce, so by investing in them we are helping contribute to Canada’s long-term growth, competitiveness and overall prosperity.”
To learn more about YES and other youth employment initiatives, go to www.youth.gc.ca.
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