Feds serve up $500K for summer job funding in Surrey Centre

Funding tied to 154 summer jobs, for students between the ages of 15 and 30.

Surrey MP Randeep Sarai

Surrey MP Randeep Sarai

SURREY — Surrey Centre will receive more than half a million dollars for Canada Summer Jobs Program funding, Liberal MP Randeep Sarai said.

That’s tied to 154 summer jobs for students between the ages 15 and 30 in the riding.

“These summer jobs are aimed to help non-profit organizations and small businesses in Surrey Centre with the extra support they need while creating valuable experience for young Canadians,” Sarai said.

The jobs are in crime prevention, small businesses and local organizations providing programs and services for the homeless, senior citizens, low-income people and youth deemed to be at risk.

The new federal government’s first budget increased the number of summer jobs that receive federal funding to 70,000 from 35,000 this year and has earmarked $339 million over three years to fund the summer jobs program.

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