If you're a broke student who needs a job (which is essentially every student) then you may have a new reason to adore Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, beyond his amazing hair, of course.
Announced last Friday, otherwise known as Trudeau's 100th day in office, the Prime Minister promised that the Canadian government will inject more funds into the Canada Summer Jobs Program, effectively creating 35,000 more employment opportunities for students during the summer months.
Last year, the federal government put $106 million into the Canada Summer Jobs Program, which will jump up to $113 million for the next three years.
With the increased funding, the Trudeau government promises to create 70,000 more summer jobs by 2018.
For those unfamiliar with the Canada Summer Jobs Program (as I was, before doing this write-up), the program essentially makes hiring students more appealing to employers.
The government will subsidize the wages earned by full-time students between the ages of 15 and 30 working over the summer months who also plan on returning to school after the summer is over.
Not only a means to improve the opportunities available to students (a primary focus for Trudeau, as he is also the Minister for Youth), the Prime Minister believes the increased funding to the Canada Summer Jobs Program will also aid Canada's current economic woes.
Trudeau made the grand announcement that will please students across the nation last Friday, at Toronto's Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club, but the PM made sure to let everyone else know on Facebook in the post below.