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Service Canada

January 17, 2008 16:18 ET

The Government of Canada Helps Youth in the Trinity Bay and Conception Bay North Areas Find Meaningful Employment

CARBONEAR, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2008) - Fabian Manning, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced funding for a project to help approximately 800 young people between the ages of 16 and 30 in the Trinity Bay and Conception Bay North areas with their future plans to become employed or return to school.

"The Government of Canada is committed to creating the best educated, most skilled, and most flexible work force in the world," said Mr. Manning. "Not only will our investment help more than 800 young people in the Trinity Bay and Conception Bay North areas with their career plans, but local employers and the local economy will also reap the benefits."

Through the Employment Assistance Services program, the Mariner Resource Opportunities Network (M-RON) will receive $296,427 for the Baccalieu Trail Youth Employment Centre, which will help at-risk youth prepare for, find, and keep jobs. Some of the services being provided include employment counselling, case management, development of return-to-work action plans, group information sessions, and job placements.

This project reflects the Government of Canada's commitment to creating a strong economy for all Canadians, and is an example of the many services funded through Service Canada to help people find jobs. Through Advantage Canada, the Government is building on Canada's strengths and gaining a global competitive advantage by reducing taxes for all Canadians, increasing competition in the marketplace, and building modern infrastructure.

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Backgrounder

Employment Assistance Services

The Employment Assistance Services (EAS) program provides funding to organizations that offer employment services to help clients re-enter the labour market. Funding for the EAS program was provided for in the March 2007 federal budget.

All unemployed Canadians have access to a range of services under the EAS program. However, some EAS offerings are available only to clients who are eligible to receive Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, or who have recently been receiving EI benefits.

Employment Assistance Services include providing clients with information about the labour market, help preparing resumes, career-planning services, employment counselling, diagnostic assessment, help with job-search skills, job-finding clubs, and job-placement services.

Eligible recipients of EAS funding are businesses (including federal Crown corporations and provincial/territorial Crown corporations), organizations, individuals, public health and educational institutions, municipal governments, and band/tribal councils, as well as some provincial/territorial government departments and agencies. These entities act as employers or service coordinators under the program.

This project has been reviewed to ensure compliance with Service Canada's administration of its grants and contributions programs, and is subject to review under the Financial Administration Act.

Contact Information

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