News Release Article from  Government of Canada

Government of Canada Invests to Create Youth Employment and Enhance the Economic Outlook for the City of North Bay

March 30, 2016 – North Bay, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor

Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced a Government of Canada investment of $54,250 to create jobs for two young Canadians while supporting key sectors of Northern Ontario's economy, including technology and innovation, economic development and business growth.

The FedNor investment will enable two North Bay businesses to each hire a youth intern for a one-year period. While on the job, the interns will gain valuable work experience, performing tasks such as computer programming and web development, as well as helping to attract, recruit and retain skilled immigrants to address the employment needs of the region. Local organizations that will benefit from this announcement include WipWare and North Bay & District Multicultural Centre.

Since its inception, FedNor has helped provide more than 1525 young post-secondary graduates with their crucial first job, and assisted businesses and organizations in growing the economy by helping them access a qualified and talented workforce.

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"Creating jobs and better opportunities for young Canadians is a key priority for the Government of Canada. Through FedNor's Youth Internship Initiative, we are helping recent graduates gain the work experience they need to start their careers and contribute fully to our economy."

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

"Today's announcement highlights the Government of Canada's commitment to build an economy that works for everyone. I am pleased that this FedNor investment will not only result in jobs for two talented youth but it will also help support the economic prosperity of this region by providing local organizations with the resources they need to grow their operations and succeed in the modern economy"

– Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming

"Creating meaningful, full-time employment for youth in Northern Ontario is critical to helping us stem the flow of youth out-migration. FedNor support is vital to our community and this investment further demonstrates the important role the organization plays in creating jobs and a strong economy for the City of North Bay and communities throughout the area."

– Deborah Robertson, Executive Director, North Bay and District Multicultural Centre

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Barclay Babcock
Communications Officer - FedNor
705-690-0957 or 1-877-333-6673 Ext 0957
barclay.babcock@canada.ca


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