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Key tags will be mailed in Nova Scotia starting February 29th – War Amps “Key Tags at Work” for 70 years

Key tags will be mailed in Nova Scotia starting February 29th – War Amps "Key Tags at Work" for 70 years

Key tags will be mailed in Nova Scotia starting February 29th – War Amps "Key Tags at Work" for 70 years:

NOVA SCOTIA, Feb. 29, 2016 /CNW/ – The War Amps begins its 2016 key tag mailing to Nova Scotia residents this week with the theme "Key Tags at Work," marking the 70th anniversary of the Association's Key Tag Service.

In the letter accompanying the key tags, a mother, describes how The War Amps has provided emotional and financial support to her family, from the day her daughter, Trinity, 11, was born a left leg amputee.

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Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize the first Canada Job Grant awarded in Nova Scotia

Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize the first Canada Job Grant awarded in Nova Scotia

February 2015 – Onslow, Nova Scotia – Employment and Social Development Canada Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Member of Parliament for Cumberland–Colchester–Musquodoboit Valley, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Democratic Reform, along with MLA Terry Farrell, on behalf of the Honourable Kelly Regan, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education for Nova Scotia, today recognized Fowler Construction Services Limited, a construction company in Truro, one of many Nova Scotia businesses to receive funding through the Canada Job Grant.

Fowler Construction Services, a small company with eight employees, will receive over $16,000 through the Canada Job Grant. This will allow the company to provide Gold Seal Certification training to three current employees. Fowler Construction Services is investing an additional $6,372. It is expected that this training program will support the company to build the in-house competencies needed to achieve its goals of increased efficiency, productivity and profitability.

The Canada Job Grant is an innovative, employer-driven approach to help Canadians gain the skills and training they need to fill available jobs. It is designed to be flexible enough to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, in all industries and regions. By requiring employers to partner in training investments, the Canada Job Grant will result in skills training that leads to guaranteed jobs.

The Canada Job Grant provides up to $15,000 per person for training costs, such as tuition and training materials, which includes up to $10,000 in federal contributions. Nova Scotia delivers the Canada Job Grant through its existing Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI). WIPSI is a funding incentive designed to encourage employers to invest in employee skills through training to improve productivity and innovation.

Nova Scotia is accepting employer applications for the Canada Job Grant. Employers are encouraged to apply at http://novascotia.ca/econ/pip/wipsi.

 

Quick Facts

  • According to BuildForce Canada, Nova Scotia’s construction industry will need to step up efforts to attract more young people, as more than 6 000 workers are planning to retire over the next 10 years.
  • According to the provincial occupational forecasting system, health related occupations in Nova Scotia are expected to increase the fastest with 1 128 positions being created from 2011 to 2016.
  • By 2017–18, over $7.9 million per year will be available for the Canada Job Grant in Nova Scotia.

 

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Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia invest to help youth across the province explore careers in the skilled trades

Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia invest to help youth across the province explore careers in the skilled trades

DARTMOUTH, NS, July 3, 2013 /CNW/ –invest to help youth across the province explore careers in the skilled trades

The Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are providing support to promote careers in the skilled trades and technology sector to students across the province. The announcement was made by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and the Honourable Frank Corbett, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education for Nova Scotia.

"Our government's top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity," said Minister MacKay. "The Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy is helping youth develop the skills and gain the experience they need to prepare for jobs in high-demand fields. That's why we support Skills Canada – Nova Scotia to encourage young Canadians to pursue careers in the skilled trades."

"Nova Scotians are facing unprecedented opportunities," said Minister Corbett. "These opportunities require skilled workers, so it's important to get people, especially our youth, prepared now. Investments like this allow our students and apprentices to enhance their skills, strive for excellence in a chosen field, and explore various skilled trades and technologies to perhaps discover a new interest for their future career."

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) is receiving over $193,000 in federal funding and over $205,000 in provincial funding to organize skills competitions and help youth learn about education and career options. Activities include preparing participants for regional, provincial and national competitions, conducting classroom presentations and coordinating networking opportunities for youth with educators and employers.

"From informative in-class presentations, to the Skills Canada National Competition, Skills Canada – Nova Scotia provides youth with thrilling experiences which allow them to explore skilled trades and technologies, and strive for excellence among Canada's best students and apprentices," said Ms. Courtney Gouthro, Executive Director, Skills Canada – Nova Scotia.

"Canada is facing a growing shortage of skilled tradespeople," said Minister MacKay. "Through Economic Action Plan 2013 and support for training programs, along with grants and tax credits, we are encouraging apprenticeships and careers in the skilled trades."

With annual funding of approximately $300 million, YES helps youth—particularly those facing barriers to employment—obtain career information, develop skills, find jobs and stay employed. YES includes the Skills Link and Career Focus programs and the Canada Summer Jobs initiative, which creates thousands of job opportunities for students every summer.

In addition to existing funding, Economic Action Plan 2012 invested an extra $50 million to enhance YES with a new initiative that connects young Canadians with jobs in high demand and helps them develop tangible skills and gain work experience. Economic Action Plan 2013 proposes an additional investment of $70 million over three years to create 5 000 more paid internships.

Youth employment programs are part of the Government of Canada's broader strategy to connect Canadians with available jobs. Economic Action Plan 2013 proposes new measures to equip Canadians with the skills and training they need. These include the Canada Job Grant, creating opportunities for apprentices and providing support to under-represented groups such as people with disabilities, Aboriginal people, newcomers and youth. To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit actionplan.gc.ca.

The Government of Canada is helping youth plan their careers, learn new skills and find jobs through enhanced online services available at youth.gc.ca.

Backgrounder

The Youth Employment Strategy is the Government of Canada's commitment to help youth make a successful transition to the workplace.

Skills Link helps youth facing barriers to employment, including youth who are single parents, youth with disabilities and youth in rural and remote areas, to develop the skills and gain the experience needed to find a job or the confidence to return to school.

Career Focus provides funding to employers to hire young post-secondary graduates to give them career-related work experience and help them acquire skills to transition into the job market.

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

To learn more about Canada's Youth Employment Strategy and other youth employment initiatives, please visit youth.gc.ca.

SOURCE: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
For further information:

Jan O'Driscoll
Press Secretary
Office of Minister Finley
819-994-2482

Chrissy Matheson
Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education
902-424-0281
Mobile: 902-219-3121
mathescl@gov.ns.ca

 

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