The Summer Jobs Program

Work through the summer. Learn skills. Earn money. Gain experience. Photo - Bek Summons

Work through the summer. Learn skills. Earn money. Gain experience.
Photo – Bek Summons

Level 3

In March, Prime Minister Trudeau announced more money for the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

The Summer Jobs Program helps students get summer jobs. The program is part of the Youth Employment Strategy.

Last year, the federal government spent $106 million on the program. They created 34,000 summer jobs.

This year, the federal government will spend $113 million on the program. They will create 70,000 jobs for students.

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Reading by Patty Bossort

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Brother and sister cook up sauce

PHOTO - MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN Skylar and Chloe Sinow make pasta sauce.

PHOTO – MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN
Skylar and Chloe Sinow make pasta sauce.

Level 2

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort

Skylar and Chloe Sinow run their own business.

They make and sell pasta sauces.

They wrote a cookbook.

Their business is called Kids Can Cook Gourmet.

The sauces

They make three kinds of sauces.

One hundred and thirty stores in Alberta and B.C. sell their sauces.

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Reading by Patty Bossort

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Meet a cat for coffee

Cats live in this cafe. Michelle Furbisher pets a cat in her cafe. The cafe is a gathering spot for cat lovers. PHOTO: Steve Bosch / VANCOUVER SUN

Cats live in this cafe. Michelle Furbisher pets a cat in her cafe. The cafe is a gathering spot for cat lovers.
PHOTO: Steve Bosch / VANCOUVER SUN

LEVEL 1

Come in.

Drink a coffee.

Pet the cats.

Take one home.

Meet the cats at the Catfé

This café is in Vancouver.

It’s called the Catfé.

Michelle Furbacher owns the café.

Michelle wants cats to live in the café.

She wants people to come and enjoy the cats.

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