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News Release

Government of Canada provides opportunities for youth in London, Ontario.
Youth facing barriers to employment benefit from job skills training and employment opportunities.

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September 13, 2017 London, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada

Building a strong middle class means giving Canada’s youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs.
Today, Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Patty
Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced a new project that will give
youth in London, Ontario job skills training and hands-on work experience.

This project, which will be delivered by Leads Employment Services London Inc., will see 154 youth participating
in a 13 week program which features 2 weeks of training and 11 weeks of work experience. 77 female and 77
male youth from London will be placed in jobs related to sales, services, hospitality, retail, and administration.
The Government of Canada will provide approximately $1,337,380 in funding for this project through the Skills
Link program of the Government’s Youth Employment Strategy. Skills Link supports projects that help young
people who face more barriers to employment than others develop basic employability skills and gain valuable job
experience, which, in turn, assists them in making a successful transition into the workforce or to return to school.
These youth could include those who have not completed high school, single parents, Indigenous youth, young
persons with disabilities, youth living in rural or remote areas or newcomers.