Applications must be received by February 2, 2018

ROUYN-NORANDA – New Democrat MP Christine Moore (Abitibi–Témiscamingue) has chosen her local priorities for the 2018 edition of the Canada Summer Jobs program. This program provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students that give them work experience that is useful and relevant to their field of study.

“Organizations in our region have many needs, and they depend on student labour to operate. That is why I am focusing on sectors that tend to have limited financial resources, where every job is likely to provide a significant benefit to the economy and the community,” explained Moore. 

Last summer in Abitibi–Témiscamingue, 288 student jobs were created, and 232 employers benefitted from over 83,500 subsidized hours spent on projects that addressed the local priorities Moore set for her riding. “Some $800,000 was invested in the region, and I always make sure this funding will have the greatest impact possible on our community organizations,” noted Moore.

As a result, Moore chose tourism, the environment, forestry, agri-food and certain specialized jobs in sports, culture and heritage, as well as communities of less than 1,000 residents, as her priorities when assessing projects. “I also insisted on adding organizations offering jobs that provide support to vulnerable residents and those helping to expand Internet and cellular telephone coverage,” said Moore.

The application period for the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs program runs from December 18, 2017 to February 2, 2018.