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Meanwhile, not-for-profits are seeing an increased demand for services, which he added creates opportunities for students.

"If you're a college or university student, or if you just graduated and you decide to volunteer this summer, you could get a grant of between $1,000 and $5,000". The amount of money they receive is between $1,000 to $5,000 dollars depending on how many hours they volunteer.

"We will continue to work with the premiers on ensuring that our long-term care centres are properly supported, whether that's by bringing in national standards, whether that's by extra funding, whether that's by looking at the Canada Health Act", Trudeau said, referring to the federal legislation that sets criteria for health transfers.

On Thursday, Trudeau also announced the creation of 10,000 new job placements for young people aged 15 to 30 through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

That funding is in addition to the $80 million that was announced in April.

The CFS was critical of the Federal Government's treatment of worldwide students-who make up 30 per cent of post-secondary students in Canada-due to the fact they have been deemed ineligible for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit, the Canada Summer Jobs program, and the Canada Student Service Grant. He said that another 20,000 job placements will be made available for post-secondary students through the Student Work Placement Program. "If we want to build a strong and resilient economy, we have to invest in the next generation", he added.

As well, the government is creating more than 3,500 new job placements and internships through the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy through a $34-million investment.

"The federal government continues to show that despite the fact that worldwide students contribute billions of dollars to the economy each year, they are deemed not worthy of the same support as their domestic counterparts", Sofia Descalzi, national chairperson of the CFS, said in the same release.

"I think one of the things that is very clear is our current system of supporting seniors across this country has not worked", said Trudeau during a news conference outside of his home at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa this morning.

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