Employers willing to impart additional training to their employees may receive a grant by next month, as informed by advanced Education and Skills Minister Kevin O’ Brien.
The centerpiece of this development is the Federal Canada Job Grant. The plan is that almost 75% of the training cost would be borne by the Federal Government.
An employer may be asked to contribute a third of the cost. This amount would not exceed the limit of $15,000 per worker per year.
Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Employment and Social Development says that employers are best judges and they know the exact area where an employee needs training.
An expert also shared that training is an investment, which enhances employees’ connection to the workplace and also to the employer.
There have been examples of provinces growing over the period of time because their employees have been imparted training from time to time.
Some of the Provinces that have signed agreement
It was the first province to get into agreement.
Minister of training, Colleges and Universities, Duguid said that the agreement would ensure that best possible programs are worked out for Ontarians, largely benefiting the out of job Canadians. He also says that it shows the commitment of federal and provincial government for bringing up the workers, both who have a job and also those who do not have one.
The agreement with the federal government would make the province receive a sum of 418 million for training purpose.
Employment Minister informs that the support is aimed at training up individuals towards opportunities that would be directed to real jobs.
This is the first Atlantic province to join the Agreement of Canada Job Grant. Education, Training and Labor Minister, Joddy Carr says that the province focuses on people, skills and even jobs. This agreement, he says, would strengthen the workers; get jobs for out of work people and also allow the employers to play a larger role in designing training modules.
The other focus
Federal and provincial Government would also focus on empowering the disabled people by organizing suitable training programs so that they are absorbed into the job market easily.
The issues that cropped up
While making the proposal, there were certain points that were not accepted by the provinces, but, negotiations have been made and both the governments have met in the middle.
Filling up the vacancies has always been a matter of concern for the employers. The bigger concern is to hire the right kind of workers who have skills and experience in the required area. For workers too, it has been a story of mismatch where they could hardly get into a job of their choice. However, with the current agreement the provinces would be getting huge financial support from federal government for training up the existing workers. Those who do not have a job can also enjoy the benefits by getting trained professionally and as per the requirement.