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Governments of Canada and Ontario celebrate success of Canada Job Grant with new funding announcement

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• Domtar’s Pulp Mill in Dryden, Ontario received $20,000 through the Canada Job Grant (with the employer investing an additional $11,500 in the training for a total of $31,500) to train nine employees in the area of supervision.
• On average, private-sector forecasters expect employment in Ontario to grow by 1.2 percent per year by 2017. Over the past three years, employment has increased by an annual average of 1.1 percent in Ontario.
• By 2017–18, over $115 million per year will be available for the Canada Job Grant in Ontario.
• Ontario is currently accepting employer applications for the Canada Job Grant. Employers are encouraged to apply atwww.ontario.ca/employeetraining.
• Under the increased UCCB, families will receive almost $2,000 per year for each child under 6 and $720 per year for each child aged 6 through 17.

Over 27,400 workers in Ontario are receiving training to fill available jobs thanks to funding provided through the Canada Job Grant. The announcement was made today by Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario. To date, over 2,700 employers have been approved for funding to train new or current employees in Ontario.

The announcement took place at the Domtar Pulp Mill in Dryden, Ontario. The Domtar Pulp Mill has received $20,000 through the Canada Job Grant (with the employer investing an additional $11,500 in the training for a total of $31,500) to train nine employees in the area of supervision. The Domtar Pulp Mill manufactures softwood pulp for export markets.

The Canada Job Grant is an innovative, employer-driven approach to help Canadians gain the skills and training they need to fill available jobs. By requiring employers to invest in training costs, the Canada Job Grant will result in skills training that leads to guaranteed jobs.

Under the Canada Job Grant in Ontario, the Government provides two-thirds of total eligible training costs, up to $10,000, for expenses such as tuition, textbooks and student fees. Employers are required to contribute the remaining one-third of these training costs, while small businesses have additional flexibility to make an in-kind contribution towards their share of the cost through wages paid to the training participant.
“The Canada Job Grant is taking skills training choices out of the hands of government and putting them where they belong: in the hands of employers and Canadians who want to work. By having employers directly involved in training decisions, the Canada Job Grant will lead to guaranteed jobs and will help businesses grow and succeed. And that is good news for the Canadian economy,” said Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development

The announcement is one example of what the Government is doing to help Canadians. The Government is also increasing the Universal Child Care Benefit. All families with children will benefit from the new Family Tax Cuts and Benefits Plan, which includes the Family Tax Cut, and the increased UCCB, Child Care Expense Deduction and the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit.

 

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