Ontario is moving forward with its next round of Youth Jobs Strategy consultations at East Scarborough Storefront/The Point. Community youth organizations and non-profit leaders joined MPP Hunter today to advise the government on ways to increase job opportunities for young people and to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.
Ontario’s 2013 Budget introduced the government’s Youth Jobs Strategy to help more youth find jobs or start their own businesses, while helping employers find the skilled workers they need to thrive in the global economy.
The Ontariogovernment is investing $295 million over two years in the strategy. This will support employment opportunities for about 30,000 young people, while promoting innovation and entrepreneurship as valuable career options. Helping youth succeed in a 21st-century economy is part of the newOntariogovernment’s plan to build a prosperous and fair province.
“As the newly elected MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood, I am confident that the Youth Job Strategy will open doors for the youth of Scarborough-Guildwood. This investment will increase employment and career de1velopment opportunities for our youth.
— Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood
“A more fair and prosperousOntariogives everyone the opportunity to succeed. By improving employment prospects for youth, we’ll build a brighter future for our young people and a stronger economy for our province.”
— Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
“Ontario’s Youth Employment Strategy will help fulfill the sky-high potential of our young people. By boosting entrepreneurship and innovation, we’re encouraging more young self-starters to become job creators in addition to job seekers.”
— Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation
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