Federal employment and social development minister Jason Kenney has announced that as of October 24th employers in British Columbia can apply for the Canada Job Grant program.
The Canada Job Grant will provide up to $15,000 per person for training costs, such as tuition and training materials (up to $10,000 from the federal government and $5,000 from employers).
The Canada Job Grant is part of the $65 million Canada-British Columbia Job Fund Agreement provided by the Government of Canada.
According to a release from the government of Canada, over the next 10 years, Canada will need 300,000 new workers in the construction sector, up to 150,000 new workers in the petroleum sector and 145,000 new workers in the mining sector.
"Our government's top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity. The Canada Job Grant is part of our commitment to address the paradox of too many Canadians without jobs in an economy of too many jobs without Canadians. With employers' skin in the game, the Canada Job Grant will lead to a guaranteed job. Helping employers train Canadians for jobs that need to be filled will help their businesses grow and succeed—and that is good news for the British Columbia economy," Kenney said.
Information about the grant is available at www.workbc.ca/canadabcjobgrant.