Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Feds invest $5.4 billion in skills training, labour market transitions in Quebec

Quebec’s labour shortage was the focus of major attention last month, as the federal government confirmed a $5.4-billion investment directed towards provincial workers and businesses. The funds announced through Budget 2017 and issued through the Workforce Development Agreement and Labour Market Development Agreement are intended to aid Quebec workers through skills training programs and labour market transitions, according to Employment Minister Patty Hajdu

The funding, committed until 2022–23, means that an estimated 240,000 more Quebec workers will benefit from employment and skills training programs and measures to transition into the job market, maintain employment or gain access to new career opportunities, according to the government... Read More