The full agreement for the Canada Job Fund, which includes the creation of the Canada Job Grant, was announced today, September 8. The grant provides $500 million of federal funds to the provinces on a per capita basis. As such, Yukon will receive $1 million for investments in skills training, plus an additional $500,000 to recognise the distinct labour market needs of the territory.

“The Canada Job Grant ensures a bigger bang for taxpayers’ dollar,” said Conservative MP for Yukon, Ryan Leef. “It will help Canadians get the help they need for available jobs, and it will put the skilled training decisions in the hands of employers.”

Employers access funds from the grant through an online application process. News of the grant follows a recent finding that that number of temporary foreign workers coming to Yukon is rising.