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MCA Hosts Electoral Officers Training & Swearing-in Ceremony

April 23, 2024

Recently, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne held an Electoral Officers Training for the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Deputy Electoral/Referendum Officers (DEO/DRO), and Uniformed Security Personnel (USP).

Congratulations to our newest Chief Electoral Officer and Deputy Electoral/Referendum Officers that will be serving their terms for the next three years:

Theresa Thompson, CEO
Dakota Caldwell, DEO/DRO
Arlene David, DEO/DRO
Maryann Jacobs, DEO/DRO
Margaret Thomas-Jock, DEO/DRO
Ashley Thompson, DEO/DRO

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is still in search of interested eligible voters to serve as Deputy Referendum/Electoral Officers. Akwesasronon are invited to submit a letter of interest for the position, which is open until filled. For information on the compensation, summary of responsibilities, and more, please visit www.akwesasne.ca/call-out-for-deo-dro-2024.

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Abenaki in Quebec take identity fraud concerns to the United Nations – CBC

Apr 24, 2024

Odanak, Wôlinak leadership and youth oppose groups recognized in Vermont

A digital billboard lit up New York City’s Times Square last week with a message from two Abenaki communities in Quebec: that they are the “sole guardians of Abenaki identity.”

A delegation of the Abenaki Council of Odanak, Wôlinak and the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador brought the same message to the 23rd session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, as part of ongoing efforts to denounce Abenaki groups recognized in the United States.

“Our nation faces a great injustice,” Rick O’Bomsawin, chief of the Abenaki of Odanak, told the United Nations floor last week.

“Who has the right to say who your people are? My nation is strong. We know who our people are but yet we have no voice because of this border that was created.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/abenaki-in-quebec-take-identity-fraud-concerns-to-the-united-nations-1.7182692

Minister Duclos highlights budget investments to create a fair future for Indigenous peoples

From: Public Services and Procurement Canada

April 23, 2024

Through Budget 2024: A Fair Chance for Every Generation, the Government of Canada is investing to build a Canada that works better for everyone, where young people can get ahead, get a fair reward for their hard work and be able to buy their own homes, and where everyone has a fair chance at a good life in the middle class.

Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, met with Grand Chief Rémy Vincent of the Huron-Wendat Nation in Wendake to highlight the investments in Budget 2024 to create a fair future for Indigenous peoples, and to continue to progress towards reconciliation.

Budget 2024 is a plan to deliver fairness for every generation.

First, the budget takes bold action to build more homes. Because the best way to make home prices more affordable is to increase supply—and quickly. It lays out a strategy to unlock 3.87 million new homes by 2031. Key measures include launching the new Public Lands for Homes Plan and Canada Rental Protection Fund, enhancing the Canadian Mortgage Charter, and creating a new Canadian Renters’ Bill of Rights.

Second, it will help make life cost less. The budget builds on the government’s transformative expansion of Canada’s social safety net—$10-a-day child care, dental care for uninsured Canadians, the first phase of universal pharmacare—and advances the government’s work to lower everyday costs for Canadians. This includes helping to stabilize the cost of groceries, cracking down on junk fees, and lowering the costs of banking. Budget 2024 also makes transformative new investments, including a National School Food Program and the Canada Disability Benefit.

Third, this year’s budget will grow the economy in a way that’s shared by all. The government’s plan will increase investment, enhance productivity, and encourage innovation. It will create good-paying and meaningful jobs, keep Canada at the economic forefront, and deliver new support to empower more of our best entrepreneurs and innovators. This includes attracting more investment in the net-zero economy by expanding and delivering the major economic investment tax credits, securing Canada’s advantage as a leader in artificial intelligence, and investing in enhanced research grants that will provide younger generations with good jobs and new opportunities. And it means ensuring Indigenous Peoples share in this growth in a way that works for them.

Budget 2024 will also make Canada’s tax system fairer by asking the wealthiest to pay a bit more—so that the government can invest in prosperity for every generation, and because it would be irresponsible and unfair to pass on more debt to the next generations. Budget 2024 is a responsible economic plan that upholds the fiscal objectives outlined in the 2023 Fall Economic Statement, and sees Canada maintain the lowest deficit- and net debt-to-GDP ratios in the G7.

Quotes

“Our government first came to office with a vow to strengthen and expand the middle class. We delivered on that pledge by reducing poverty, especially for children and seniors, and creating millions of good jobs for Canadians. Our work isn’t done. Budget 2024 renews our focus on unlocking the door to the middle class for millions of younger Canadians. We’ll build more housing and help make life cost less. We will drive our economy toward growth that lifts everyone up. That is fairness for every generation.”

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

“The housing crisis is particularly acute in Indigenous communities. The Budget 2024 investments will accelerate the construction of affordable housing in these communities and help them take full advantage of the economic development opportunities available to them. The community of Wendake has several major housing and economic development projects underway, and we will continue to support these projects that will contribute to the success and prosperity of the Huron-Wendat Nation, as well as other Indigenous communities across the country.”

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Public Services and Procurement

“The Huron-Wendat Nation is currently working on a number of real estate development projects aimed, among other things, at enabling our population to settle in the community, while more than 1,000 Wendat are waiting for access to it. By expanding the community, as well as acquiring surplus land from National Defence in Sainte-Foy, we will be meeting a growing need for our members, as well as members of other First Nations. That’s why I welcome the government’s announcement of funding for this type of project with great enthusiasm.”

Rémy Vincent, Grand Chief Huron-Wendat Nation

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613-323-6621
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AtkinsRéalis welcomes First Nations Power Authority as new Canadians for CANDU ambassador

April 23, 2024

Montreal: April 23, 2024 – AtkinsRéalis, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, welcomes First Nations Power Authority (FNPA), the only North American non-profit Indigenous owned and controlled organization developing power projects, as a new ambassador in support of the Canadians for CANDU campaign.

The Canadians for CANDU campaign was launched on February 28, 2024. Spearheaded by Co-Chairs the Right Honourable Jean Chretien and former Ontario Premier Mike Harris, and now joined by leading organizations and industry, the campaign promotes the deployment of CANDU® nuclear technology at home and abroad in support of Canadian and global efforts to reach net-zero emissions.

“I would like to thank First Nations Power Authority and Guy Lonechild for their leadership in Canada’s world class nuclear sector, and their support for CANDU technology,” said Joe St. Julian, President, Nuclear, AtkinsRéalis. “This growing movement can position Canada as a global clean energy champion, while promoting a domestic nuclear industry that Canadians can take pride in.”

“First Nations Power Authority is pleased to become a Canadians for CANDU campaign ambassador. By embracing this nuclear technology, we can empower Indigenous communities with clean, reliable, and low-carbon energy solutions, paving the way for a brighter and more resilient future for our people and the planet,” said Guy Lonechild, President and CEO of FNPA.

Sign up at canadiansforcandu.com to support the movement.

The CANDU moment

Canada enjoys world-leading expertise in the design, construction, operations, maintenance, and overall program management of nuclear reactors, supported by a highly qualified supply chain. CANDU technology is one of Canada’s most important innovations and remains the nation’s only domestically developed and licensed nuclear technology.

CANDU technology—which uses natural uranium—renowned for its safety, efficiency, and versatility, stands as a source of pride for Canadians and remains a leading force in nuclear innovation worldwide. Six decades after it was first developed, it stands as the linchpin of a vibrant Canadian nuclear ecosystem that supports over 76,000 stable and well-remunerated jobs across a wide variety of professional and skilled trades fields, not to mention researchers at our world-class universities and research institutions.1

CANDU technology remains the only nuclear power technology that coproduces the medical isotopes that are used in cancer-fighting treatments and the sterilization of medical devices. The current CANDU fleet in Ontario produces 50% of the world’s supply of Cobalt-60, which is used for medical device sterilization.2

CANDU intellectual property is owned by the federal government. It is a national strategic asset critical to the energy transition, supporting significant economic opportunities for Canadians.

The Canadians for CANDU campaign calls on the federal and provincial governments to support the only made-in-Canada nuclear technology on the market to help the country reach net-zero and support a thriving domestic nuclear ecosystem.

The choice is clear. It’s time to choose CANDU.

About Canadians for CANDU

Canadians for CANDU includes industry leaders, members of the domestic supply-chain, academics, and citizens who believe Canadian expertise and innovation has a leading role to play in the deployment of nuclear energy solutions at home and abroad. canadiansforcandu.com

About First Nations Power Authority

FNPA is the only North American non-profit Indigenous owned and controlled organization developing power projects with Indigenous communities. FNPA bridges the gaps between industry, government, and Indigenous communities to evaluate and develop Indigenous owned power generation projects. FNPA leverages project development expertise, network of industry experts, and technical advisors to develop projects resulting in increased economic benefits for First Nation communities. https://fnpa.ca/

About AtkinsRéalis

Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to transform the world’s infrastructure and energy systems. We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital. The breadth and depth of our capabilities are delivered to clients in strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear and Capital. News and information are available at www.atkinsrealis.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

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Trans Canada Trail Awards $269,250 in Grants to Trail Groups across the Country

April 23, 2024

Montreal – It takes a nation to care for the world’s longest trail network. To make that undertaking possible, Trans Canada Trail is awarding $269,250 to 221 trail groups across Canada as part of its annual Trail Care Grant program.

The Trail Care Grant program opens every spring – when trail groups are preparing for the busy season – and has engaged thousands of volunteers in its five-year history. The grants, up to $1,500 each, were awarded following an application process and can be used toward a number of trail activities, including clean-up, debris removal, art installation, maintenance or volunteer appreciation.

“These grants support the Trail where it really counts – at the local level. Trail groups can decide what their community needs most, while making their mark on this incredible national trail network,” says Mathieu Roy, VP and Chief Trail Experience Officer at Trans Canada Trail. “It is inspiring to see such strong interest in a nationwide effort to care for the Trail that connects us all.”

This year, Trans Canada Trail is proud to award Trail Care Grants from coast to coast to coast:

  • Alberta: $22,750
  • British Columbia: $22,750
  • Manitoba: $20,250
  • New Brunswick: $19,000
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: $12,750
  • Northwest Territories: $2,500
  • Nova Scotia: $39,500
  • Ontario: $68,000
  • Prince Edward Island: $2,500
  • Quebec: $30,250
  • Saskatchewan: $25,000
  • Yukon: $4,000

The dollars spent on trail improvement won’t go to waste. A 2023 report shows that communities along the Trans Canada see enormous economic benefit. Every year, trail users spend more than $13 billion at businesses and services along their route, and trail activity supports more than 220,000 jobs across the country.

The Trail Care Grant is just one of the ways Trans Canada Trail provides funding to trail organizations at the local level. In addition to Trail Care, the organization helps fund projects across the country ranging from major and minor trail maintenance to accessibility and inclusion initiatives to climate emergency support. Trans Canada Trail also offers a Trails Support Program for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Communities and a National Youth Employment Program.

The Trail Care program will culminate with a national Trail Care Day on June 1, when volunteers across the country will roll up their sleeves and make a tangible difference for their local trail.

Trail Care is generously supported by Columbia Sportswear and Toyota Canada.

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Contact

Justin Fauteux, Manager of Media and Public Relations
Trans Canada Trail
jfauteux@tctrail.ca

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Telefilm Canada releases its strategic and corporate plans for 2024-2027

April 23, 2024

Telefilm Canada is proud to release its strategic and corporate plans for 2024-2027. The result of a rigorous and participatory collaborative process with the industry and taking into account important challenges, these plans will guide the organization’s actions to maximize its impact for the greatest benefit of the sector and audiences. Over the next three years, Telefilm will bring its vision to fruition through a series of concrete, measurable initiatives based on the following three strategic priorities:

  • Conduct a strategic review of its programs and initiatives to maximize its impact on the industry and the public
  • Evolve organizational culture and optimize operational efficiency
  • Play a leading role in the modernization of the audiovisual sector with its various partners.

These priorities are guided by Telefilm’s ongoing commitment to supporting the audiovisual industry through direct investments in films, the administration of Canada Media Fund programs and by recommending international audiovisual coproductions.

” At Telefilm Canada, we are proud to promote and celebrate stories that reflect the diversity of voices and communities that make up Canada today,” said Julie Roy, Executive Director and CEO, Telefilm Canada. ” Feature films are the epicentre of our relationships with partners and audiences at home and abroad. They transcend cultural, social and linguistic borders, inviting us to explore our shared humanity and in doing so bring us closer together. It is with a determination to strengthen the mobilizing power of Canadian and Indigenous cinema that we present our 2024-2027 strategic plan.”

View the strategic and corporate plans here.

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Media contact

Joyce Richards
Advisor, Public Relations
Telefilm Canada
Joyce.Richards@telefilm.ca

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Minister Champagne highlights budget investments in Indigenous reconciliation

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

April 23, 2024

The federal government recently delivered Budget 2024: Fairness for Every Generation.

It is a plan to build a Canada that works better for everyone, where younger generations can get ahead, where their hard work pays off, and where they can buy a home—where everyone has a fair chance at a good middle-class life.

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry,  visited La Tuque, Quebec, to highlight Budget 2024 investments in Indigenous reconciliation. The Minister spoke about the Indigenous Loan Guarantee Program, which will offer up to $5 billion in loan guarantees to unlock access to capital for Indigenous communities, enabling them to share in the benefits of natural resource and energy projects in their territories and on their own terms. He also spoke about the Indigenous Housing and Community Infrastructure investments of $918 million beyond the $5 billion already available for communities in 2024–2025 to accelerate work to narrow housing and infrastructure gaps in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. This is in addition to unlocking pathways to post-secondary education by investing nearly $243 million for the next generation of First Nations university, college and post-secondary students, building on the $487.5 million over 10 years invested in Inuit and Métis post-secondary education strategies through Budget 2019.

Budget 2024 is a plan to deliver fairness for every generation.

First, the budget takes bold action to build more homes. Because the best way to make home prices more affordable is to increase supply—and quickly. It lays out a strategy to unlock 3.87 million new homes by 2031. Key measures include launching the new Public Lands for Homes Plan and Canada Rental Protection Fund, enhancing the Canadian Mortgage Charter, and creating a new Canadian Renters’ Bill of Rights.

Second, it will help make life cost less. The budget builds on the government’s transformative expansion of Canada’s social safety net—$10-a-day child care, dental care for uninsured Canadians, the first phase of universal pharmacare—and advances the government’s work to lower everyday costs for Canadians. This includes helping to stabilize the cost of groceries, cracking down on junk fees and lowering the costs of banking. Budget 2024 also makes transformative new investments, including a National School Food Program and the Canada Disability Benefit.

Third, this year’s budget will grow the economy in a way that’s shared by all. The government’s plan will increase investment, enhance productivity and encourage innovation. It will create well-paying and meaningful jobs, keep Canada at the economic forefront, and deliver new support to empower more of our best entrepreneurs and innovators. This includes attracting more investment in the net-zero economy by expanding and delivering the major economic investment tax credits, securing Canada’s advantage as a leader in artificial intelligence, and investing in enhanced research grants that will provide younger generations with good jobs and new opportunities. And it means ensuring Indigenous Peoples share in this growth in a way that works for them.

Budget 2024 will also make Canada’s tax system fairer by asking the wealthiest to pay a bit more so that the government can invest in prosperity for every generation, and because it would be irresponsible and unfair to pass on more debt to the next generations. Budget 2024 is a responsible economic plan that upholds the fiscal objectives outlined in the 2023 Fall Economic Statement and sees Canada maintain the lowest deficit- and net debt-to-GDP ratios in the G7.

Quotes

“For the Canadian economy to achieve its full potential, Indigenous communities must have the chance to make their full contribution. I am pleased to be in La Tuque to highlight the Budget 2024 measures that will help Indigenous communities pursue opportunities and create economic benefits. With this budget, Canada is on its way to fairness for every generation.”
– The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

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Audrey Champoux
Press Secretary and Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
audrey.champoux@ised-isde.gc.ca

Media Relations
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
media@ised-isde.gc.ca

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UQAM and Pointe-à-Callière Develp an Original and Innovative Approach to Detailing the Nature of Human Activities at Fort Ville-Marie

MONTRÉAL, April 23, 2024  – Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s archaeology and history complex, are very proud to announce that a joint team has successfully developed a new scientific approach that will change the way archaeological soils are studied, furthering knowledge of past human activities. The project carried out in 2022-2023 on the very important archaeological site of Fort Ville-Marie, constructed in 1642, has helped decipher certain secrets buried in the soil at Montréal’s birthplace.

Combining microbiology and paleomicrobiology techniques, the new approach is based on the detection of fossilized DNA—as opposed living DNA—as a marker of human activity. More specifically, the methodology developed—built on the identification of ancient microbial populations in the archaeological soils—allows researchers to make inferences about specific human activities during a given period. As bacteria are closely linked to their environment, they are directly associated with the human activities that took place around them. Once an analysis is completed, the results are compared to artifacts and ecofacts to confirm or disprove the archaeologists’ hypotheses. This is the very first time this method has been applied to archaeological soils!

With this atypical partnership, the combined knowledge of UQAM and Pointe-à-Callière has produced unprecedented results in furthering the understanding of past human activity and of archaeological sites. These initial results suggest the possibility of a broad range of applications, not just for Fort Ville-Marie, but eventually, for all archaeological sites… and much more!
A project that opens new perspectives

The research was led by Cassandre Lazar, a microbiologist and professor in UQAM’s Department of Biological Sciences, and Marjorie Collette, a master’s student in Biology, in collaboration with Hendrik Van Gijseghem, an archaeologist at Pointe-à-Callière.

“When Pointe-à-Callière’s team of archaeologists contacted me in 2019, I saw it as an exceptional and stimulating opportunity to make advances in the field of paleomicrobiology as it applies to archaeology. Despite significant technical and financial challenges, we have obtained unprecedented information on traces of microbial communities, which offer a reinterpretation of the history of the founding of Montréal. I have high hopes that the methodology developed over the course of this project will be of use in multiple other archaeological studies.” Cassandre Lazar, microbiologist and professor UQAM

Initial results from this new approach support some of the Pointe-à-Callière archaeologists’ hypotheses about past activities at Fort Ville-Marie.

For example, the identification of bacterial communities associated with:

  • tobacco cultivation, furthering the idea that tobacco consumption was high in the fort, supported by pipe fragments found on the site.
  • animal butchery, confirming that butchery work did indeed take place at Fort Ville-Marie, or perhaps even before it was founded, by First Nations groups.
  • mining and fiery areas, perhaps supporting further archaeological research on the potential presence of a forge and a metal workshop on the site.

The results of this study have already elicited further considerations among the team, regarding the possible existence of vegetable gardens within the confines of the fort and the cultivation of medicinal plants. In-depth research promises to reveal new information on the cultural and economic practices of the fort’s occupants, as well as about periods predating the fort, such as that of the Champlain Sea more than 13,000 years ago!

“The simple fact that we can make a distinction between the DNA of fossilized organisms and those that are still alive, in layers of datable archaeological soils, opens a whole new window on our knowledge of ancient human activities and ecosystems. By and large, bacterial communities can shed new light on aspects of the past about which archaeological data is silent or, at best, equivocal. This is an all-new way of interpreting archaeological contexts, and I would not be surprised to see this type of analysis become the standard practice in archaeology, perhaps even worldwide.” Hendrik Van Gijseghem, PhD, Archaeology and History Projects Manager, Pointe-à-Callière

The proven application of this methodology at Fort Ville-Marie confirms its potential for archaeology and introduces new perspectives on our understanding of the past. In the coming months—and even years— the teams will get to assess the full scope of this discovery.

This project was made possible through a contribution by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

ABOUT UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC À MONTRÉAL
Open and daring, the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a Francophone public university with more than 35,000 students and some 300,000 graduates. It offers over 350 programs of study, several of which are unique in Québec, Canada, and North America, attached to the School of Management (ESG UQAM) or to one of its six faculties: arts, communication, political science and law, science, educational science, and humanities. In addition to its campus in downtown Montréal, at the heart of the “knowledge economy,” UQAM offers comprehensive study programs as well as several other programs in its four campuses located in metropolitan areas. Since it was founded in 1969, the quality of its teaching, its research activities focused on social concerns, and its scientific and artistic innovation have contributed to its renown, here at home and around the world. UQAM ranks first in Québec and sixth in Canada in the category of general-purpose universities, according to Research Infosource.

ABOUT POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE, MONTRÉAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY COMPLEX
Inaugurated in 1992, on the city’s 350th anniversary, Pointe-à-Callière is today the largest archaeology museum in Canada and the busiest history museum in Montréal. Rising above a concentrated number of historic and archaeological sites of national significance—including the birthplace of Montréal—, the Museum has a mission to preserve its collections and to further knowledge, while showcasing and fostering an appreciation for Montréal’s archaeological and historical heritage. This mission is carried out through various activities focused on conservation, research, presentation, education, and inclusion, along with community initiatives benefiting both Montrealers and visitors to the city. Pointe-à-Callière, proud partner of the city of Montréal.

Please contact us for any interview requests.

For further information: SOURCE: POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE, MONTRÉAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY COMPLEX: Katia Bouchard, Communications and Marketing Director | kbouchard@pacmusee.qc.ca; Clémence Rampillon, Communications Project Manager | crampillon@pacmusee.qc.ca; SOURCE: UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC À MONTRÉAL: Evelyne Dubourg, Communications Advisor, Press Relations and Special Events Division | dubourg.evelyne@uqam.ca

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Thousands of great summer job opportunities for youth available now through Canada Summer Jobs

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

April 22, 2024

A key pillar of the Government’s plan for youth is a focus on making life more affordable for young Canadians—because when young people have the support they need to thrive, they can contribute to the economy, build a better life for themselves, and play an active role in their communities. The Government is restoring generational fairness by creating opportunities for young Canadians to get the skills they need for well-paying jobs. Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) supports this strategy by helping young people to earn money over the summer, while gaining skills and experience.

Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced the launch of the 2024 hiring period for CSJ. This summer, more than 70,000 CSJ jobs are being made available for young people between the ages of 15 and 30. Young job seekers can find new job opportunities in their communities on the Job Bank website and mobile app. New jobs will continue to be added over the coming weeks.

Through CSJ, youth are able to apply for summer jobs in fields that interest them, whether it be the recreation sector, the food industry, marketing, or tourism. Jobs are also available in a variety of high-demand and growing fields, including the skilled trades and fields related to environmental protection. Youth are encouraged to check Job Bank regularly for updates and to share exciting job opportunities with their friends.

CSJ prioritizes projects that support youth who face barriers to employment. This includes youth with disabilities, Indigenous youth, as well as Black and other racialized youth. By providing all young people with equitable opportunities to develop their skills, Canada Summer Jobs can help them to succeed in the job market.

Canada Summer Jobs is delivered through the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) and is part of a wide variety of programs offered by the Government of Canada to help youth gain the skills, education, and work experience they need to successfully transition into the workforce.

Quotes

“The Canada Summer Jobs program is more than just an employment program, it’s an investment in the potential of young Canadians and the economic vitality of our communities. This program gives thousands of employers the opportunity to meet their staffing needs over the summer, and it gives youth valuable work experience that will set them up for a lifetime of success in the job market. It’s a win-win for employers and for young people across Canada.”

– The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth

Quick facts

  • To help younger Canadians pursue and achieve their dreams, the Government is investing to create more youth job opportunities and ensure that hard work pays off for the next generation. In Budget 2024, the Government proposed the creation of 90,000 youth job placements and employment support opportunities by proposing $200.5 million in 2025–2026 for Canada Summer Jobs to provide well-paying summer job opportunities, including in sectors facing critical labour shortages, such as housing construction.
  • CSJ-funded jobs are full-time (30 to 40 hours per week), with a duration of 6 to 16 weeks (average duration being 8 weeks).
  • Since 2020, CSJ has created more than 383,000 job opportunities for youth. Last year, CSJ surpassed its job creation target of 70,000 with over 74,200 jobs created.
  • In a survey of CSJ youth participants for 2023, 92% of respondents reported having more confidence in multiple skills needed for future employment than they had at the beginning of their CSJ work placement. Additionally, 89% indicated that they had developed a positive attitude about their future employment prospects.
  • Youth are also encouraged to explore additional opportunities available through other federal departments under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy:
    • Every year, Parks Canada hires a large number of young people to work in spectacular locations and gain real-world experience in a wide variety of occupations, including in visitor experience, heritage presentation, conservation, biology, finance and administration, human resources and more. Candidates can apply to up to 10 work locations at once through the Summer Jobs Inventory. Visit Parks Canada student and youth jobs to find out more.

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Media advisory – Minister Duclos to highlight Budget 2024: Fairness for Every Generation investments to ensure a fair future for Indigenous peoples

From: Public Services and Procurement Canada

Media advisory

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Member of Parliament for Quebec and Minister of Public Services and Procurement will host an event to highlight the federal budget’s investments ensuring a fair future for Indigenous peoples, making meaningful progress in the journey of reconciliation and strengthening the economy in a way that is shared by all.

A media availability will follow.

Date

April 23, 2024

Time (all times local)

2:30 P.M. Eastern Time

Location:

Quebec City

Notes to media:

  • Media must register in advance by sharing their name, title, email address and outlet with Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Media Relations at media@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca before Tuesday, April 23, at 12 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Please include “RSVP for April 23 Press Conference” in the subject line of the email
  • Event location details will be shared once media are registered
  • Media attending the event are asked to arrive no later than 2:15 pm (Eastern Time)

Contacts

Media may contact:

Olivier Pilon
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
613-323-6621
olivier.pilon@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca

Media Relations
Public Services and Procurement Canada
819-420-5501
media@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca

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