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December 13, 2006 13:58 ET

Service Canada: Job Creation Partnerships Offer Help for Unemployed in Kamloops

KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 13, 2006) - Betty Hinton, Member of Parliament for Kamloops - Thompson - Cariboo and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs announced funding today of $144,227 under the Job Creation Partnerships Program to provide unemployed Canadians in Kamloops with work experience and skill development. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Canada.

"Canada's New Government is committed to helping Canadians find and keep jobs to more fully contribute to the local economy," said Mrs. Hinton. "This particular project will not only provide much needed employment opportunities but will benefit the residents of the City of Kamloops by providing assistance in coping with the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation."

Under this Job Creation Partnership project, the Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) of Thompson Country will provide participants with a range of work-related experience, including Urban Forestry/Pine Beetle and Fire Suppression. The Government of Canada contribution of $144,227 to support project related costs will ensure the 15 project participants gain certification in a variety of work-related fields. This high-demand experience will significantly increase the opportunities for these unemployed workers for future employment in the Kamloops area.

"The Community Futures Development Corporation of Thompson County is pleased to coordinate the activities of this project and want to recognize the generous support of the Government of Canada, Member of Parliament Betty Hinton and the City of Kamloops.", added Phil Lindsay.

Job Creation Partnerships create meaningful employment opportunities by linking the needs of unemployed workers with local economic development. Through the collaborative efforts in a Job Creation Partnerships project, both the community and local economy benefit. This program is delivered by Service Canada.

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Backgrounder

The Job Creation Partnerships (JCP) employment benefit is a program designed to support projects developed by sponsors that create jobs that will provide insured participants with opportunities to gain meaningful work experience. At the end of their participation, clients will have recent work experience to add to their resumes and this, together with the networking which participants are able to do while on a project, increases their chances of successfully finding long-term employment.



PROJECT SUMMARY

- Government of Canada contribution: $144,227

- Total project cost: $354,136

- Partners: $209,909

- Objective/outcomes expected: to assist 15 eligible, insured
participants in the Thompson Country area to maintain and enhance
their job skills to secure ongoing employment. To address the
growing concern around the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation in the
City of Kamloops and minimize the potential fire hazard.



Contact Information

  • Media only:
    Service Canada
    Kathy Aldus
    250-372-2515
    or
    Office of Betty Hinton, MP
    Bobbie Martin
    613-853-3591
    or
    Public Enquiries:
    1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
    TTY: 1-800-926-9105
    servicecanada.gc.ca