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October 11, 2007 10:48 ET

Canada's New Government Helps Youth in Quebec Improve Their Employability

QUEBEC, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 11, 2007) - Sylvie Boucher, Member of Parliament for Beauport-Limoilou and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Minister for la Francophonie and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced assistance to help Quebec-area youth improve their employability.

"Canada's New Government is proud to work with local community organizations to help create opportunities for young Quebeckers," said Ms. Boucher. "These projects will help young people in Quebec who face barriers to employment get the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to find and keep quality jobs."

Integr'action jeunesse will receive $143,859 in funding to help 12 young people who are facing barriers to employment acquire life skills, abilities, and aptitudes to help them participate in the labour market. Integr'action jeunesse is a not-for-profit organization that helps youth integrate into society and join the work force.

Participants have the opportunity to work in the organization's cabinetmaking shop and become familiar with the realities and requirements of the labour market. Throughout the project, the youth also take part in workshops dealing with basic skills required in the workplace, such as personal growth and employability.

Service Canada provides project funding through the Skills Link program, which helps youth facing barriers to employment obtain the knowledge, skills, and work experience they need to participate in the job market.

Skills Link is one of three Government of Canada programs for youth. The other two are Summer Work Experience and Career Focus. These programs offer a range of activities to meet each participant's needs.

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