Category Archives: Canada Job Grant

“Talkin’ ‘Bout my Generation: More Educated but Less Skilled Canadians”

The C.D. Howe Institute released a report entitled “Talkin’ ‘Bout my Generation: More Educated but Less Skilled Canadians” by Parisa Mahboubi. The author looks at differences in literacy skills comparing 2003 (IALSS) and 2012 (PIAAC). Canada and Norway were the … Continue reading

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Budget 2017 – Skills and Training a Priority

Today the Minister of Finance tabled the 2017 federal budget (http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/home-accueil-en.html). While there is no mention of additional funds for adult literacy, the budget contains a number of items for those interested in adult learning and literacy as well as … Continue reading

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My submission to the FLMM

A few readers indicated they had trouble accessing my submission so I’ve included the full text here: Year Two Review – Canada Job Grant Submission to the FLMM Brigid Hayes, Brigid Hayes Consulting[1] August 19, 2016 Background My consultancy work … Continue reading

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Canada Job Grant year two review

The Forum of Labour Market Ministers (federal/provincial/territorial) conducted consultations this summer on Labour Market Transfer Agreements (Forum of Labour Market Ministers). Each province/territory carried out the consultations differently but seem to have asked the same questions. I prepared a submission … Continue reading

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Consultations on the Canada Job Grant

The Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) has announced a cross-country consultation on the various labour market agreements including the Canada Job Grant/Fund. The FLMM is made up of all provincial and territorial ministers responsible for labour market issues along … Continue reading

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Canada-B.C. Job Grant | Small Business BC

One of the challenges of implementing the Canada Job Grant is how to support employers to figure out what their training needs might be and to navigate the application and reimbursement processes. BC seems to have come up with a … Continue reading

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Is there anything for literacy and essential skills in the provincial/territorial budgets?

Provincial and territorial governments are the main funders of literacy and adult upgrading programs in Canada. They do this either with funds transferred from the federal government (e.g. Labour Market Development Agreements, Canada Job Fund) or their own funds. I’ve … Continue reading

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