The federal government’s funding of more than $800,000 is resulting in 270 jobs for students this summer in the Mount Royal riding, MP Anthony Housefather announced.

The funding is coming through the government’s Canada Summer Jobs Program.

“The government of Canada has moved forward with its commitments to provide training and enhanced support for students in this year’s budget,” Housefather stated. “The monies for the Canada Summer Jobs program were substantially increased and thanks to my office’s proactive efforts promoting the program and collaborating with local organizations, we have more than doubled the number of jobs created under the Canada Summer Jobs program in the riding from 2015 to 2016.”

The MP also said 81 entities in the riding, such as municipalities, not-for-profit groups, and small businesses, will be hiring students.

“Working closely with local organizations is always rewarding and we look forward to continuing this effort next year, when we will be happy to help local groups prepare for a new round of Canada Summer Jobs applications,” Housefather added.

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