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While provinces debate the latest federal offer in the Canada Job Grant saga, employers and thousands of Canadians hoping for skills training sit on the sidelines wondering why “process” has become more important than results.
In its 2013 Economic Action Plan, the federal government created the Canada Job Grant. This new initiative would support employers in their efforts to train future employees or existing ones needing new skills for new positions.
This is an innovative program designed to finally provide employers the levers they need to hire the employees they require to expand, to create even more employment and to grow our economy. It is a novel approach that recognizes that governments do not have the monopoly on what would work in terms of job creation but rather helps those that actually create jobs increase their ability to grow.