David McGuinty
Hon. David McGuinty
Member of Parliament for Ottawa South
MP David McGuinty announces support for the next generation of middle class workers
June 6, 2019

Supporting the Next Generation of Middle Class Workers
Modernized Strategy will Serve Young Canadians Facing Barriers to Employment

June 6, 2019                          Ottawa, Ontario         Employment and Social Development Canada

Canada’s continued prosperity depends on young Canadians launching meaningful careers. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need for a fair chance at success, we are investing in our greatest asset—our people.

Today, the Honourable David J. McGuinty, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment Workforce Development and Labour, announced funding of over $8.3M to Canadian Parks Recreation Association (CPRA) for their project Green Jobs in Green Spaces. Through its initiative, CPRA will create 4,255 green summer job opportunities for youth across Canada, and provide job experience for youth to work in the green sector. The employers that are part of this initiative help reduce the consumption of energy and raw materials, minimize waste and pollution, and protect ecosystems.

Earlier this week, Minister Hajdu also announced the launch of the Youth and Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS). This new strategy build on the successes of the Youth Employment Strategy, and will provide more flexible employment services and enhanced supports for all young Canadians. It will help youth develop the skills and gain the experience they need to successfully transition into the labour market and ensure that no one is left behind.


“The strategy builds on the success of the Youth Employment Strategy to support the next generation of the middle class. Young Canadians are talented, ambitious and hard-working, but getting a strong start in the workforce can be challenging for many. The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy will make it easier for young people to transition from the classroom to the workforce, including those facing barriers. It is part of our plan to ensure that everyone has a fair chance at success.”
– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

“Supporting youth as they transition into the workforce and giving them the training they need to succeed is how we will grow our economy and strengthen the middle class. A modernized Youth Employment and Skills Strategy will more effectively help Canada’s most vulnerable youth succeed in a rapidly changing world of work.”
– The Honourable David J. McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South

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