The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced details of a $1.5 billion investment in Workforce Development Agreements (WDAs) with provinces and territories. This investment will help Canadians in underrepresented groups and sectors most affected by the pandemic, such as construction, transportation and hospitality, have quick access to support to re-enter the workforce. It could include vocational training, on-the-job training, employer-sponsored training, financial support and benefits, employment advice and services, and employment opportunities. This funding is in addition to the $3.4 billion that will be made available to provinces and territories under the WDAs and The Labour Market Development Agreements (MPAs) over the 2020-2021 period. Due to the dissolution of the city`s redevelopment agency, each agreement will now be negotiated on a case-by-case basis by the city`s Office of Economic Development and Personnel and Prosecutor`s Office. California Government Code Section 65864-65869.5 and Chapter 56 of the City and County of San Francisco Administrative Code set out the procedures by which a development agreement is processed and approved. There are four common categories of agreements: As we work towards economic recovery from the pandemic, the Canadian government will continue to support Canadians and help them increase their potential. Together, we can build a stronger workforce and a more competitive and resilient Canada. The Planning Department and OEWD work closely with the City Performance Unit of the Comptroller`s Office and other municipal departments to centralize the requirements and mitigation measures of development agreements into a comprehensive system that promotes proactive monitoring and tracking of developer and city responsibilities. Prior to this project, there was no central system that met all development agreements and their requirements. In addition to this website, this project will create a database that the City will use to track and monitor payments, community commitments and other important data under development agreements. “Our Government strives to work closely with the territories and provinces and we share the same goal of ensuring that Canadians have employment opportunities.
This investment will give provinces and territories the flexibility they need to provide their residents with the right tools to find good jobs and help get the economy back on track safely.” Whether in industries that move services online or in small businesses that consult public health advice, workers across the country have faced new challenges since the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic. To meet these challenges, Canadians must have access to training and employment supports to learn new skills and find good jobs. For this reason, the Government of Canada will continue to invest to strengthen the middle class, create new jobs and stimulate the economy. Today`s announcement is part of the Government`s plan to make the largest investment in worker training in Canadian history. This will help us achieve our goal of creating more than one million jobs. In collaboration with the provinces and territories, we will help Canadian workers develop new skills in growing sectors, help them get an education and certification, and connect them with employers and good jobs. “Together with our provincial and territorial colleagues, the Government of Canada is providing Canadian workers with the training and support they need to find good jobs as our country cautiously recovers from the effects of COVID-19. Now more than ever, we need to strengthen the future of workers and help them succeed as our economy recovers and evolves. “Millions of Canadians have now returned to work after losing their jobs at the start of the pandemic, but we can do much more. By investing in skills and employment promotion measures, we are investing in our greatest asset: our employees. We will continue to work with all provinces and territories to get the economy back on track and get Canadians back to work.