Updates for the week of July 6, 2020
- The provincial government will invest $20 million to support digital learning by purchasing laptop computers for all teachers, and Chromebooks for all junior high and high school students.
- A new pilot program will provide funding for people to have their skills and experience assessed and to complete the Recognizing Prior Learning process to become certified to work as continuing care assistants.
- This process will help those who may be currently working as long-term care assistants, or care workers who come to Nova Scotia who want their credentials and experience recognized.
- The pilot program will support up to 200 participants by waiving the assessment phase fees ($800), and/or reducing the education phase fees by $800.
- To apply, visit http://www.novascotiacca.ca/.
- The provincial government is investing $60,000 in a non-profit organization to develop a broad community plan for the old north end neighbourhood in Saint John.
- The ONE Change Inc. will develop a plan to support industries and businesses throughout the city as they look to attract new workers, while creating economic growth and meeting the need for additional workers in the greater Saint John area.
- The Government of Canada and the Government of Québec will join forces to provide financial support to fish farmers in Quebec affected by the exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19.
- The Government of Quebec will contribute $408,000 and the federal government will contribute $612,000.
- Learn more about the program by visiting the website.
- The Ontario government is helping more people find a career in the trades by investing more than $4 million to support a local construction training program.
- The project will prepare up to 100 job seekers for construction-related professions and use the skills learned to help build new modular housing units. The training facility will be located in the Town of Georgina.
- The Ontario government is investing $3 million to provide free online health and safety training for the first time.
- Up to 100,000 job seekers can now take any of 10 free online workplace health and safety training through Employment Ontario. Job seekers should contact an Employment Ontario service provider in their area to enroll.
- Click here to find training opportunities.
- The provincial government has introduced Bill 33, the Alberta Investment Attraction Act, which will help drive high-impact investment to the province and create jobs.
- If passed, Bill 33 will create the Invest Alberta Corporation, an arm’s-length agency that will help promote Alberta.
- Click here to learn more.
- As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, the provincial Alberta government is providing $20 million to upgrade the University of Lethbridge’s district heating and cooling centre, creating about 112 jobs in the Lethbridge area.
- Additionally, the government will spend more than $21 million in capital maintenance and renewal funding at Olds College, creating about 120 jobs in the Olds area.
- The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has extended certain economic relief measures for COVID-19 that were previously set to expire on June 30, 2020. Extending these measures will result in $5.751 million in support for residents and businesses.
- Learn more with this backgrounder summarizing GNWT COVID-19 Economic Relief Measures.