Peter Van Loan, MP York-Simcoe, was joined by members of Georgina Trades Training Inc. Board of Directors and tradespeople to hold consultations on the Canada Job Grant.
“The Canada Job Grant will make sure that Canadians are trained for jobs that actually exist – a change for the better I think we can all agree upon.” said Peter Van Loan. “Sitting down with stakeholders and community partners to get feedback on the Canada Jobs Grant is an important part in ensuring that we are delivering results when it comes to creating jobs,”
The Canada Job Grant will create jobs by transforming the way Canadians receive skills training. This will take control of money for training out of the hands of government bureaucrats putting the funds directly in the hands of those who are looking to be trained and employers who need skilled employees.
Consultations play a key role in the implementation of the Canada Job Grant, ensuring that employers, trades people and other stakeholders help make the grant as effective as possible.
The Canada Job Grant will transform the way Canadians receive training. Canadians who have an offer for a new job or a better job may qualify for up to $15,000 or more to learn new skills to accept the new or better job, from a $5,000 maximum federal contribution and matching contributions from an employer and province or territory. Once it is fully implemented, nearly 130 000 Canadians each year will have better access to the training they need to find work or improve their skills.
The purpose of discussions with groups like the Georgina Trades and Training Inc. is to create an open dialogue on how the Canada Job Grant can help Canadians gain the skills and experience they need for the jobs that are in high demand. Today’s discussion is one of a series of discussions with stakeholder groups such as employer associations, educational institutions and labour organizations that are being hosted by Members of Parliament across the country in the coming weeks.
Canada Summer Jobs
Georgina Trades and Training Inc., is also the recipient of a Canada Summer Jobs Grant. They will be employing two students this summer. This grant helps local organizations and small businesses in hiring summer students. These students receive important work experience while contributing in a positive way to the community.
“Investing in our youth and helping them to find jobs that contribute to the community and give them skills they need for the future is extremely important,” said Peter Van Loan. “Georgina Trades and Training Inc., and other local small businesses and organizations are helping to set these young people on the path for success.”
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
Economic Action Plan 2013 proposes new measures to connect Canadians with available jobs and equip them with the skills and training they need. These include the Canada Job Grant and the Canada Summer Jobs Grant, creating opportunities for apprentices and youth.