Victor Dodig believes eventual growth will be driven by tech-savvy entrepreneurs for all sectors of the economy.
Maximum credit rises to $2,500 from $2,000 and extends into the third and fourth years of eligible training.
More foreign workers are filling skilled positions as the percentage of low-skilled jobs has declined.
“A highly skilled workforce is essential to innovation and productivity in today’s knowledge-based economy…”
Employment minister says polytechnic institutions and vocational schools offering programs for skilled trades are having their budgets slashed.
Concerns that the program will cut provincial, territorial funding, will have to be worked out individually with the federal Conservatives, the source said.
The Canada Job Grant could end funding for Halifax’s Team Work job-coach program for people with disabilities.
“If certain provinces refuse to participate, that’s not the end of the world. We’ll deliver the job grant,” employment minister says.
The provinces want to make it less financially onerous for small business to participate in the program.
Survey shows 71% of employers note responsibility to provide training programs but only 29% offer them.
Jayson Myers says governments must address a lack of skilled workers and find out which training programs are working.
Says he is optimistic an agreement with the provinces will be reached before the program goes into effect April 1.
Five reasons internal training is a good investment.
BC’s deputy premier says LNG proponents now think BC can deal with the issues and are willing to work with the province.
Current skills shortages reflect supply and demand imbalances in specific jobs in certain locations.