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Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant Suspended Due to Federal Employment Funding Cuts



The 2024 Federal Budget removed the 2017 top-up funding under the Labour Market Transfer Agreements.


Provinces and Territories will now have to reduce or eliminate funding to service providers, including non-profit community organizations, as well as direct support to job seekers, workers and employers at a time when acute skills and labour shortages are slowing economic growth, productivity and innovation.


The Job Grant is suspended until further notice.


Provincial Minister of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills Gerry Byrne said, “This painful decision to suspend the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant still leaves more than a $15 million shortfall for Newfoundland and Labrador to grapple with, and the status of many other employment programs in question, unless the federal cuts to Labour Market Transfer Agreements are reversed. Across Canada, Provincial and Territorial governments are also grappling to make difficult cuts to much-needed funding that provides employment supports across a variety of groups, including persons with autism, Indigenous groups and persons with disabilities.”

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