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.
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 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 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.
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.