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Backgrounder: Government of Canada launches call for proposals under the new Sustainable Jobs Training Fund

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

The Sustainable Jobs Training Fund will support a series of training projects that will help workers upgrade or gain new skills for jobs in the low-carbon economy. The Fund will allocate up to $99.1 million for projects from 2024 to 2028. Projects will range from $8 million to $15 million each, with agreements to start in 2024.  


Minister Boissonnault announces more than $28.9 million to help women succeed in the skilled trades

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

With the number of housing construction projects needed across the country, the demand for skilled tradespeople is at an all-time high and is expected to keep growing. The Government of Canada is making targeted investments aimed at developing a diverse and inclusive skilled trades workforce that will have the right skills to build the country’s housing supply and grow tomorrow’s green economy.


Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy: Women in the Skilled Trades Initiative

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

The Women in the Skilled Trades Initiative focuses on funding projects that recruit, retain, and help women apprentices succeed in the 39 eligible Red Seals trades found predominately in the construction and manufacturing sectors.


Backgrounder: Skills and Partnership Fund

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

The Skills and Partnership Fund 2022 call for proposals ran from February 28 to May 9, 2022, and sought applications from Indigenous organizations for partnership-based projects with a focus on five priority sectors: the green economy; information and communications technology; infrastructure; the blue economy; and the Indigenous public sector.


Government of Canada to announce funding for women in skilled trades

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, will be in Surrey to announce support to help women explore, prepare for, and succeed in the skilled trades.


Government of Canada invests in skills training for Indigenous people

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, will be in Vancouver, British Columbia, to announce funding for 24 projects through the Skills and Partnership Fund to support skills training for Indigenous people across Canada.


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