Feds announce money for youth employment

More than $35 million in funding was provided for all 96 projects — five of them in B.C.

  • Sep. 29, 2016 9:00 a.m.

MaryAnn Mihychuk

The federal government has approved funding for 96 projects that will benefit over 3,400 youth, people with disabilities and newcomers looking for employment.

The announcement was made Sept. 29 by MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour in the federal Liberal government.

The majority of projects focus on helping youth and people with disabilities get job skills training and work experience. Two additional projects aim to promote green jobs, as part of the Government’s focus on an innovative and clean economy.

In B.C. the funds will be spent on two programs in the Cloverdale-Langley riding, and one each in Cowichan, New Westminster–Burnaby and Vancouver East.

More than $35 million in funding was provided for all 96 projects through the following programs: Skills Link, Career Focus, Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities, Sectoral Initiatives, Foreign Credential Recognition and Summer Work Experience.

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