ST. JOHN'S, NL, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jason Kenney,
Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Kevin
O'Brien, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, today announced
that Newfoundland and Labrador is now accepting employer applications
for the Canada Job Grant and are encouraging employers to apply.
The Canada Job Grant is an innovative, employer-driven approach to help
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians gain the skills and training they need
to fill available jobs. It is designed to be flexible enough to meet
the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions.
The Canada Job Grant represents a partnership between government and
employers to train people for available jobs.
The Canada Job Grant will provide up to $15,000 per person for training
costs, such as tuition and training materials, which includes up to
$10,000 in government contributions. Employers in Newfoundland and
Labrador can now apply for the Canada Job Grant online at www.aes.gov.nl.ca/lampss_public/index.html. Employers can now also apply for all labour market programs offered by
the province through the new Labour Market Programs Support System. The
system enables employers to access and submit application forms, update
organization information and forward financial and monthly reports.
For details on how to apply for the Canada Job Grant, and other labour
market programs go to the Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Programs Support System.
Applications for the Canada Job Grant can now be submitted online at www.aes.gov.nl.ca/lampss_public/index.html.
In 2013, there were over 31,000 publically posted jobs in Newfoundland
and Labrador, due in part to large industrial and engineering projects
and the need to replace retiring workers.
The federal government provides approximately $7.5 million for the
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Fund Agreement. Newfoundland and
Labrador has earmarked $3 million by 2017-18 of its Job Fund for
employer-led training initiatives.
The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador recently renewed
agreements to provide skills training to Canadians with disabilities
and older workers to help connect them with available jobs.
More information about the labour market programs offered through the
province of Newfoundland and Labrador can be found at www.aes.gov.nl.ca or by calling the Labour Market and Career Information Hotline at
1-800-563-6600, TTY: 1-866-729-4685.
"Our government's top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and
long-term prosperity. The Canada Job Grant will help employers in
Newfoundland and Labrador build the skilled workforce they need and
help Newfoundlanders and Labradorians get the skills they need in
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social
"The Canada Job Grant will help employers in Newfoundland and Labrador
build the skilled workforce they need and help workers across
Newfoundland and Labrador get jobs. I encourage all employers to apply
for a Canada Job Grant to help train new employees for available jobs."
The Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and
Labrador and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency).
"The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador remains focused on the
province's long-term prosperity by encouraging job creation for skilled
labour. In 2013 there were over 31,000 publically posted jobs in
Newfoundland and Labrador. Having the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador
Job Grant available online is another important step toward the
province meeting the growing demand for skilled labour."
The Honourable Kevin O'Brien, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills
Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Programs Support System
Canada Job Fund
The Labour Market Agreements, created in 2007, have been transformed
into the new Canada Job Fund to ensure greater employer involvement in
training. Nationally, the Government of Canada will continue to provide
$500 million annually to the provinces and territories for investments
in skills training through the Canada Job Fund. Newfoundland and
Labrador will continue to receive approximately $7.5 million—its per
capita share of the $500 million.
Canada Job Grant
The Canada Job Grant will help Canadians get the training they need for
available jobs and put skills training decisions in the hands of
employers. It will provide up to $15,000 per person for training costs,
such as tuition and training materials, which includes up to $10,000 in
government contributions. Employers will be required to contribute on
average one-third of the total costs of training. All private and
not-for-profit businesses with a plan to train Canadians for a new or
better job will be eligible to apply for a Canada Job Grant.
The provinces and territories will have full flexibility on the source
of funds for the Canada Job Grant. They may be sourced from
provincial/territorial allocations under the Canada Job Fund, the
Labour Market Development Agreements or provincial/territorial sources.
The Canada Job Grant funds short-duration training provided by an
eligible third-party trainer, including community colleges, career
colleges, trade union centres and private trainers. The training can be
provided in a classroom, on site at a workplace or online.
The Canada Job Grant is strongly supported by employers and other
The Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO;
National Association of Career Colleges;
Canadian Federation of Independent Business;
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters;
Canadian Construction Association;
Information Technology Association of Canada;
Canadian Welding Bureau;
Progressive Contractors Association;
Christian Labour Association of Canada;
Canadian Home Builders' Association;
Canadian Shipowners Association;
Canadian Electricity Association;
Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating;
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada;
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada; and
Aerospace Industry Association of Canada.
SOURCE: Canada's Economic Action Plan
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