The Government of Canada and Nova Scotia government have signed three agreements to help connect Canadians with available jobs, according to a news release.
The Canada Job Grant is an innovative, employer-driven approach to help Canadians 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. By requiring employers to put more skin in the game, the Canada Job Grant will result in training that leads to guaranteed jobs. The Canada Job Grant will be delivered though the new Canada-Nova Scotia Job Fund, formerly known as a labour market agreement.
The governments also signed the new Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD). With increased employer involvement and a stronger focus on demonstrating the best possible results for Canadians, the new agreement will better connect Canadians with disabilities with available jobs. The LMAPDs are the single largest federal government investment in helping Canadians with disabilities get jobs. Under this agreement, the Government of Canada will provide over $8.2 million per year to Nova Scotia, a contribution that will be matched by the province.
In addition, Canada and Nova Scotia signed the renewal of the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers, a federal-provincial/territorial cost-shared initiative that provides unemployed older workers in eligible communities with training to re-enter the workforce. This represents a three-year federal investment of over $2.3 million in Nova Scotia.