$ 3 million to overcome obstacles related to the labor market
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Andréanne Beaudry La Tribune As part of the “My future, I work” project of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (SECJ), the organization Actions interculturelles Canada will receive up to $ 3 million.
According to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke, Élisabeth Brière, on behalf of the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Inclusion of People with Disabilities , Carla Qualtrough, young Canadians have faced many challenges since the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Summer jobs, internships, end of studies projects have for the most part been canceled or modified. From the start of the crisis, our government has been very proactive and has deemed it necessary to help students and young Canadians get through this unprecedented difficult period, ”said Élisabeth Brière at a press conference.
The “My future, I work” project will therefore offer work experience to a total of 200 young people in Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and finally in Ontario. In a nutshell, these young Canadians will benefit from a work environment focused on mentoring, skills development workshops and various other professional experiences necessary for their future careers.
“Our mission is to promote the contribution of cultural diversity in our society,” said the director general of Intercultural Actions Canada, Mohamed Soulami.
In this regard, the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, Mona Fortier, believes that today's announcement will “make a real difference in the lives of young people in Sherbrooke and across the country. “
“Helping young people to prepare and helping the workplace to welcome these young people,” briefly sums up the president of the board of directors of Actions interculturelles, Louise Gagné, about the involvement of this organization.