Smart Education in Canada :Governments of Canada and Ontario celebrate success of Canada Job Grant with new funding announcement

BELLEVILLE, ON, July 28, 2015 /CNW/ - The announcement took place at MicroAge Technology Solutions in Belleville, Ontario. MicroAge Technology Solutions is training five employees in IT security, cloud and virtualization software and services and technical certification relating to the Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) and VMware Certified Professional (VCP) programs. The employees are upgrading their skills through an investment of over $13,000 through the Canada Job Grant, in addition to employer investment of an additional $6,600. MicroAge Technology Solutions is an IT company that provides services and solutions to ensure client IT networks are correctly designed, supported and secured.

The Canada Job Grant is an innovative, employer-driven approach to help Canadians gain the skills and training they need to fill available jobs. By requiring employers to invest in training costs, the Canada Job Grant will result in skills training that leads to guaranteed jobs.

Under the Canada Job Grant in Ontario, the Government provides two-thirds of total eligible training costs, up to $10,000, for expenses such as tuition, textbooks and student fees. Employers are required to contribute the remaining one-third of these training costs. Small businesses have additional flexibility to make an in-kind contribution towards their share of the cost through wages paid to the training participant.

Today's announcement is one example of what the Government is doing to help Canadians. The Government has also increased the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB). All families with children will benefit from the new Family Tax Cuts and Benefits Plan, which includes the Family Tax Cut, the increased UCCB, the Child Care Expenses Deduction and the Children's Fitness Tax Credit.

Quick Facts

On average, private-sector forecasters expect employment in Ontario to grow by 1.2 percent per year by 2017. Over the past three years, employment has increased by an annual average of 1.1 percent in Ontario.

By 2017-18, over $115 million per year will be available for the Canada Job Grant in Ontario.

Ontario is currently accepting employer applications for the Canada Job Grant. Employers are encouraged to apply at

Under the increased UCCB, families will receive almost $2,000 per year for each child under 6 and $720 per year for each child aged 6 through 17.

"Canada is not only known for it's picturesque locations, but also for it's high standard of education. The Colleges in Canada are at par with the best known Colleges in the world, in terms of the educational programs offered and the facilities provided to the students " , says Mr. Deepak, Education Manager, Career XL Services..


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