Category Archives: Labour Market Agreements

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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Link to “Labour Market Agreements: What Did They Really Do?

Thanks to eagle-eyed follower Don Presant for letting me know that the link to the paper published today by Caledon Institute of Social Policy was broken. This is the link to the full article: Caledon Institute – The Labour Market … Continue reading

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“The Labour Market Agreements: What Did They Really Do?

I am pleased to announce the publication of an article by the Caledon Institute of  Social Policy by Donna Wood and myself.  It’s entitled “The Labour Market Agreements: What Did They Really Do?” From 2008 until 2014, the federal government … Continue reading

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Budget 2016

The federal government brought down its first budget today. The government took baby steps towards fulfilling several of the campaign promises made regarding skills training and workforce development. Labour Market Training During the campaign the Liberals recognized the negative impact … Continue reading

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