Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. (Photo by Bernard Thibodeau)

Federal funding supports summer jobs in the Cowichan region

Young people benefit from meaningful opportunities

The Cowichan-Malahat-Langford will receive $506,843 in Canada Summer Jobs funding for 2018 that will support 172 local jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30.

“I’m very pleased to see this federal funding flowing to our communities to create meaningful job opportunities for our young people,” said Alistair MacGregor, Member of Parliament for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. “This money will help to strengthen our local economy by helping small businesses, not-for-profits, and public-sector employers grow their workforce and extend their services.”

The federal government is funding 88 organizations this summer in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, creating jobs that will provide much-needed work experience to students that will help them with their career paths in the future. Nearly 40,000 hours of work are being funded through this initiative.

“I’m so very proud of the variety of work that community groups are doing to protect our environment, support healthy development, boost food sustainability, and so much more,” stated MacGregor, who has been phoning successful applicants to personally congratulate them and thank them for their contributions in our communities.

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