Brampton, ON – Ms. Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton North is proud that since 2015, the Federal Liberal Government has been working hard to grow our economy and our middle class. Through government investments, Canadians have created over one million jobs and brought our unemployment rate to 40-year lows.
“I speak with employers daily and we need a skilled and competitive workforce to maintain the momentum of our growing economy,” said MP Sahota. “That’s why we are investing in young Canadian workers so they are prepared for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”
Last month alone, 47,000 new jobs were created for young Canadians and the youth unemployment rate was also at its lowest in over 40 years. The continued prosperity of our economy depends on young Canadians getting the education and experience they need to fill those jobs.
Our Federal Liberal Government recently launched the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) to keep this momentum going. The strategy builds on the success of the Youth Employment Strategy to support the next generation of the middle class – youth. Young Canadians are talented, ambitious and hard-working, but making the transitions from school to the workforce can be challenging for many—especially for youth who face additional barriers to success.
The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy will offer more flexible services, broadened eligibility, and enhanced supports for youth facing barriers to ensure that no one is left behind.
“Our Liberal government understands the value of investing in young Canadians, but Conservative governments have shown repeatedly that they will make it harder for young people to get ahead,” said MP Sahota. “Here in Ontario, Doug Ford’s Conservatives have shown their true colours. Whether it is through unfair changes to OSAP, cuts in funding to post-secondary education, or reducing support for low-income students who need it most, these cruel and shortsighted decisions continue the trend of Harper and set the tone of an Andrew Scheer potential government – cuts that hurt young Canadians.”
“From getting their first job to retraining for a second career, we are committed to supporting Canadians at all stages of their careers. When everyone has a fair chance at success, we all benefit,” remarked MP Sahota.