Marci Ien

Investing in youth employment opportunities in New Brunswick 

eAwaz Local News

Moncton –  Canada’s economy and future prosperity depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs now and into the future. That is why the Government of Canada is making historic investments in young people, to ensure they have the supports, skills and opportunities needed to build long and successful careers.

Today, Parliamentary Secretary, Jenna Sudds, on behalf of the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, visited the John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick Inc. to highlight investments made in Moncton and across New Brunswick, through the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) and the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program.

This year, 845 young people are benefiting from 12 YESS projects across New Brunswick, through organizations that provide job placements and skills development services to youth facing barriers to employment.

The John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick Inc. is delivering one of two such projects in the Moncton area. The Future Foundation for Youth project assists 20 youth facing barriers, including Indigenous youth, visible minority youth and youth with disabilities, enabling them to develop their skills so they can obtain and keep employment.

It is also CSJ season across Canada. Right now there are more than 400 summer job opportunities for young people in Moncton, and more than 4,500 across New Brunswick. Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 can go to jobbank.gc.ca/youth or the Job Bank mobile app to apply for paid work opportunities in the not-for-profit, small business and public sectors so they can grow professionally and improve their skills.

These opportunities reflect the Government’s ongoing actions taken to support all Canadians, as highlighted in Budget 2022, which is about growing Canada’s economy, creating good jobs, and building a Canada where nobody gets left behind.

“Now more than ever, young people need increased opportunities to gain the valuable skills and experience they need to thrive. Partners like the John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick are creating opportunities that break-down barriers for young Canadians to enter the labour market and build meaningful careers. I look forward to seeing youth succeed here in Moncton and across New Brunswick” – Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth