Provincial and Federal Governments Support NL Workers Through Funding Programs

Premier Dwight Ball, MP Seamus O’Regan, and Al Hawkins announced that the Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada have signed agreements that will see Canada provide the province with over $900 million over six years to invest in their workers.

This includes the province’s nearly $80 million share of the additional investments announced in Budget 2017. This increase means an estimated 13,000 more workers in Newfoundland and Labrador will benefit over the six years.

The agreements announced are the new Workforce Development Agreement (WDA) and the Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA). In the first two years Newfoundland and Labrador will receive approximately $308 million—more than $26 million through the WDA and more than $281 million through the LMDA.