The provincial government will invest $1.3 million over three years to support 350 Nova Scotian youth who are currently underrepresented in the workforce.
The funding provides free training and other assistance to prepare them for jobs in the information technology sector.
Training will be delivered by NPower Canada, a registered charity that helps to reduce poverty in Canada by launching youth facing employment barriers into IT careers.
For eligibility information, or to apply, clickhere.
The provincial government is providing $2.1 million to help meet the immediate needs of arts and culture organizations across Nova Scotia.
The COVID-19 Emergency Support Program for Arts and Culture Organizations is a one-time, application-based program to help organizations who either receive Communities, Culture, and Heritage operating funding or who regularly receive project funding from the department. Criteria for funding will be based on need, and year-over-year financials and projections.
The federal and provincial governments have signed a one-year Early Learning and Child Care Agreement to create and support more high quality, affordable child care. The first agreement was signed in June 2017.
The agreement allocates nearly $10 million in 2020-21 for early learning and child-care investments in the province.
In response to the ongoing pandemic and associated response measures, the provincial government announced changes to the Quebec tax system.
The changes concern Canada Recovery Benefits, assistance that affects tax incentives, the flow-through share regime, Health and Welfare Trusts, the accelerated investment incentive, and certain zero-emission vehicle-related tax credits.
TELUQ University is launching Ascension, a study program for financial security advisors at iA Groupe financier.
This training will prepare people for the executive program of the Quebec Financial Planning Institute (IQPF). Offered entirely remotely, it is designed specifically and exclusively for financial security advisors from iA Financial Group.
The province awarded $255,000 to Finance Montréal for the implementation of an action plan to ensure succession, skills development and entrepreneurship in the financial sector in the Montréal metropolitan region.
Over the next two years, the project will aim to respond to three major challenges in the sector: technology and advances in the field of responsible investment, increased competition in the attraction of talent, and roles, responsibilities and skills.
The provincial government is providing more than $600,000 to the Office of the Worker Adviser (OWA) and Office of the Employer Adviser (OEA) to help make it easier for workers and small businesses to navigate the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s (WSIB) compensation system.
Non-unionized workers and small businesses will be able to access advice, education, and representation at the WSIB and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT). These services are offered at no cost.
The provincial government will spend up to $280 million from the industry-supported Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) system, and the federal Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund (LCELF), to fund three Emissions Reduction Alberta programs that will support some 5,000 jobs.
The funding will support innovative projects for small, medium and large industries across all sectors.