SK and Canada sign agreements to help people get jobs

August 27, 2014

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have signed 2 agreements that will help reduce barriers to employment. The once-controversial Canada Job Grant will allow employers, the federal government, and provincial governments to collaboratively fund training and skills-development programs for individuals to help meet labour market needs. Also signed was the new Canada–Saskatchewan Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD), which will better connect people with disabilities to employment. Canada will contribute $10.8 M to this initiative, with matching funds from SK. “Saskatchewan continues to be a leader in Canada in terms of economic growth. Today’s announcement will allow Saskatchewan businesses to invest in training that will equip their workers with the skills they need to prosper in today’s economy,” said Jeremy Harrison, SK’s Minister Responsible for Immigration, Jobs, Skills, and Training. Canada News Release