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Here’s a thought: The Canada Skills Grant

Published on 10/12/2013

The provinces and territories have unanimously rejected the Canada Job Grant.  What should Ottawa do?  It can try to unilaterally deliver some version of the Canada Job Grant without provincial cooperation but this will create chaos in the skills training sector.  Or it can make another choice.  It can take a pragmatic approach, look at alternatives and test what works best to ensure that Canada’s workers are at least as highly skilled as any in the world.  This paper sets out one alternative approach which might gain the support of all stakeholders, which we call the Canada Skills Grant.  The new Skills Grant would operate under the current Employment Insurance Act that allows for “innovative projects that identify ways of helping persons prepare for, return to or keep employment and be productive participants in the labour market.”

ISBN – 1-55382-611-6

Summary

The provinces and territories have unanimously rejected the Canada Job Grant.

Topic(s)

Employment and labour