In Budget 2011, the federal government announced it would reallocate $60 million over the next three years to promote enrolment in key disciplines related to the digital economy, such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Through the Economic Action Plan, the Government is transforming the way in which Canadians access the training they need to get jobs in high-demand fields. These include skilled trades, science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Click through the individual initiatives listed below to learn more about what is in the Economic Action Plan for you.
Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to create the Canada Apprentice Loan by expanding the Canada Student Loans Program to provide apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with access to over $100 million in interest-free loans each year.
Economic Action Plan 2013 announces that the Government will transform skills training in Canada through the introduction of the Canada Job Grant, as part of the renewal of the Labour Market Agreements in 2014-15.
Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to provide $36 million over four years to renew the Computers for Schools Program, providing students and interns with access to information and communications technology equipment and skills training.
Are you looking for employment, maybe considering a move? Matching workers with available jobs is critical to improving quality of life as well as supporting economic growth and prosperity.
The Government of Canada is launching a new approach to economic immigration in January 2015 called Express Entry that will be a fast, flexible and responsive tool. It will help respond to Canada’s labour market needs by providing new recruitment possibilities for employers.
Are you currently studying either full-time or part-time? There are many initiatives to help ease the financial burden of continuing your education, including financial assistance to full- and part-time post-secondary students.
Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to introduce the Flexibility and Innovation in Apprenticeship Technical Training pilot project to expand the use of innovative approaches to apprentice technical training.
Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to connect persons with developmental disabilities with jobs by providing $15 million over three years to the Ready, Willing & Able initiative of the Canadian Association for Community Living.
Economic Action Plan 2014 proposes to reallocate $15 million annually towards supporting up to 1,000 internships in small and medium-sized enterprises.
The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers is a federal-provincial/territorial employment program that provides a range of employment activities for unemployed older workers living in vulnerable communities with populations of 250,000 or less to help them stay in the workforce.