Federal government looks to overhaul job grant system

Federal government looks to overhaul job grant system

A sweeping review of every grant program is under way, Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk says.

OTTAWA—The federal government is reviewing every grant program designed to help groups provide skills and job training to make sure they help workers actually get jobs, the labour minister says.

There are thousands of employment grants handed out annually to groups across the country that, for instance, help connect workers with multiple university degrees to available jobs, or provide literacy training for older workers.

Those programs have varying rates of success, Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk said.

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Ottawa urged to offer grants; one-stop shopping for auto investment

Ottawa urged to offer grants; one-stop shopping for auto investment

Ottawa urged to offer grants; one-stop shopping for auto investment:

Canada’s auto industry adviser called on the federal and Ontario governments Wednesday to implement measures aimed at changing the “negative” perception of Canada as an expensive place to build vehicles.

“One of the things that I discovered the perception about Canada was very negative; people say ‘Mexico is it; Canada is not,'” Ray Tanguay told reporters on the eve of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.

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Terrestrial Energy Awarded $5.7 Million Grant From Canadian Federal Government

Terrestrial Energy Awarded $5.7 Million Grant From Canadian Federal Government

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO — (Marketwired) — 03/04/16 — Terrestrial Energy, a vendor of next-generation nuclear power plants has been awarded a CAD$5.7 million grant from the Sustainable Development Technology Canada's (SDTC) SD Tech Fund(TM). SDTC is a foundation funded by the Government of Canada.

Market wiredGrants funds will be used to support Terrestrial Energy's pre-commercial activities, which conclude with the construction of an electrically-heated non-nuclear mock-up within 30 months. The mock-up will test and demonstrate many aspects of IMSR operation, and will include the data collection over a wide range of operating scenarios of the performance of the IMSR's passive cooling systems; this will validate Terrestrial Energy's safety analysis computer codes, a common industry requirement. The results will support Terrestrial Energy's regulatory engagement and key aspects of the IMSR's Safety Case, one built on simple, natural and passive cooling mechanisms.

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