By Tobi Cohen. A year after trying to keep older workers in the workforce longer, the federal government signalled on Thursday that it will now focus on retraining unemployed workers to meet growing demand in the skilled trades.
Budget 2013 includes a new Canada Jobs Grant that will provide up to 130,000 Canadians a year with $15,000 to retrain — $5,000 of which will come from the federal government. Provinces and employers will be expected, at the very least, to match the contribution. Read more...