Canada’s continued prosperity depends on young Canadians launching meaningful careers. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need for a fair chance at success, the Government of Canada is investing in its greatest asset—its people.
Today, Rodger Cuzner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, highlighted the Government’s investment in the Enabling Workforce in Manitoba project, run by Neighborhood Empowerment and Resource Centre (NEARC) in Winnipeg. The project is providing 10 Winnipeg and area youth with career-related work experience to help them transition into the labour market.
The Youth Employment Strategy (YES) is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help Canada’s newest workers get a strong start to their careers and has three complementary program streams: Skills Link, Career Focus and Summer Work Experience. Improvements to the YES since 2015 have resulted in more than 220,000 youth finding good-quality jobs or improving their skills.