Canadian Manufacturing

Feds and Sask. government retooling Canada Job Grant

Saskatchewan is the first province in Canada to begin the process, which aims to better align training to labour market opportunities



REGINA—The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are working to retool an existing federal-provincial job training deal to better align training to labour market opportunities in Saskatchewan.

Under the retooled deal, employers will have the opportunity for greater input on training to meet their needs, and an amended accountability framework will help ensure EI premium-payers are getting maximum value for premiums paid.

The signing took place at Meridian Manufacturing Inc., a manufacturing company that specializes in storage and handling products to serve the agriculture, industrial and oil and gas sectors.

Approximately 770 workers in Saskatchewan are receiving training through the Canada Job Grant, and 145 employers in Saskatchewan have been approved for funding under the program.

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