Harper Government Creates New Jobs for Youth in Macleod


June 2nd, 2015 High River, AB – 50 organizations in the riding of Macleod are receiving investment to hire over 100 young Canadians for the summer. The project was announced today by John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Macleod, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development. Canada Summer Jobs provided $456,505 in investment to support these students.

Canada Summer Jobs helps students gain the skills and experience they need to be successful, now and in the future, while earning money for the upcoming school year. In 2015, the Canada Summer Jobs program is expected to create approximately 35,000 jobs, while helping employers address skills shortages.

Today’s announcement is one example of what the Harper Government is doing to help Canadians.To help hard-working families, the Government is also enhancing the Universal Child Care Benefit, introducing the Family Tax Cut and making improvements to the Child Care Expenses Deduction and the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit.

Quick facts

· Since 2006-2007, the Youth Employment Strategy has helped more than 611,000 young people develop skills, to the benefit of the Canadian economy.

· The Government of Canada is supporting up to 3,000 internships in high-demand fields and up to 1,000 internships in small and medium-sized businesses.

· The Government of Canada is also encouraging apprenticeship and careers in the skilled trades through grants and tax credits, along with support for training programs.

· The Universal Child Care Benefit would increase from $100 to $160 per month (totalling up to $1,920 per year) for children under the age of six, and parents would receive a new benefit of $60 per month (up to $720 per year) for each child aged six through 17.


“Through Canada Summer Jobs, we are helping to equip young Canadians with the skills and experience they need to get jobs now and prepare for the workforce of tomorrow. By creating jobs for youth in Macleod, Canada Summer Jobs helps students, employers and our local economy. It is yet another example of how our government is creating jobs and economic growth.”

– John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Macleod

(Employment and Social Development Canada)