Plessisville, Quebec - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Since 2015, the Government of Canada has focused on strengthening and growing the middle class, and offering real help to people working hard to join it. This plan is working: since November 2015, hard-working Canadians have created more than 900,000 new jobs.
Budget 2019 is the next step in the Government’s plan to make sure middle class Canadians benefit from Canada’s economic growth. That includes helping more Canadians find an affordable home, prepare for good, well-paying jobs, retire with confidence and afford the prescription drugs they need.
Today, in Plessisville, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, highlighted how investments in Budget 2019, Investing in the Middle Class, would help Canadians find and keep good jobs in a rapidly changing job market and in an increasingly competitive global economy.
Through Budget 2019, the Government is taking concrete action for students and workers of all ages by:
- Helping workers gain new skills with the creation of the new Canada Training Benefit, a benefit that will give workers money to help pay for training, provide four weeks of income support during training every four years, and, with the cooperation of the provinces and territories, ensure that leave provisions are introduced so that workers can take the time away from work to pursue training without risking their job security.
- Providing more on-the-job learning to young Canadians by creating up to 84,000 new student work placements per year by 2023-24, a significant step toward making sure every student who wants to gain relevant, real-world experience can find a work placement.
- Enhancing support for apprenticeship, encouraging more people to consider training and working in the skilled trades.
- Creating meaningful opportunities through the Canada Service Corps for young Canadians to learn new skills, gain leadership experience and contribute to their communities.
- Supporting Indigenous post-secondary education with measures designed to help First Nations, Inuit and Métis students obtain the skills and experiences they need to succeed, leading to stronger economic growth for all Canadians.
- Creating opportunities for young Canadians to travel, work or study abroad and gain skills needed to succeed in a global economy.
Canadians are among the most-skilled, highest-educated workers in the world, and through Budget 2019 the Government is ensuring Canadians can keep their skills relevant so that they can build good careers and benefit from Canada’s growing economy.Source : Government Of Canada