New Brunswick signs on to Canada Job Grant program
Copies of the Canada Job Grant fliers are piled on a desk on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 21, 2013. (CP / Adrian Wyld)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, March 14, 2014 12:05PM EDT
FREDERICTON -- New Brunswick has signed an agreement in principle with the federal government to renew labour market agreements and create the Canada Job Grant.
Labour Minister Jody Carr says the agreements total $66 million for the province over the next six years.
He says the agreement will help the province deliver programs for vulnerable workers, the unemployed, youth and people with disabilities.
Carr says there will now be bilateral negotiations to finalize the agreements.
The provinces and territories had initially refused to sign on to the original jobs training proposal, but dropped their opposition after Ottawa agreed to numerous changes.
British Columbia and Ontario announced this week they had also signed a framework agreement with Ottawa on the deal.