NEWS FROM THE FIELD
education, employer-sponsored training
and more. Through these agreements, the
Government of Canada is ensuring more
people benefit from these programs than
before – including people from groups typically
underrepresented in our workforce,
such as persons with disabilities, visibile
minorities, women and Indigenous Peoples.
As innovation and technology continue
to change how we live and
work, Saskatchewan residents and all
Canadians are met with new challenges
and new opportunities. That is why it is
more important than ever to ensure everybody
can benefit from an innovationdriven
economy, which means ensuring
both employed and unemployed people
have a chance to learn the skills they will
need for the jobs of today as well as the
jobs of tomorrow.
Results matter, and the reason why these
agreements include a commitment to performance
measurement. Canada and
Saskatchewan will be measuring how these
programs are increasing people’s earnings,
helping them get jobs that last, and breaking
down barriers for underrepresented
groups. The Government of Canada will be
reporting to Canadians on the impacts of
these programs, so that they are transparent
and can be continually improved.
The agreements announced are the
Workforce Development Agreement (WDA)
and the Labour Market Development
The Workforce Development Agreement
will help Saskatchewan deliver training and
services, such as:
• The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant,
which allows new and existing employees
to increase their knowledge and skills
through training jointly funded by
employers and government.
• The Workforce Development for People
with Disabilities Program, which helps
to remove the barriers that people
with disabilities face in preparing for,
obtaining and maintaining employment.
• The Adult Basic Education (ABE)
program, which helps adults improve
their literacy and essential skills.
Funding under the Labour Market
Development Agreement will allow
Saskatchewan to help more people and
more employers meet their needs, through
measures such as:
• Apprenticeship training.
• Labour market services, including career
guidance, employment services, labour
market information, and assistance
navigating options for training and
• Canada-Saskatchewan Rapid Response
Teams, which provide support services
for businesses and workers affected by
production slowdowns or layoffs.
Every Canadian deserves a fair and
equal chance at success in the workforce.
Through smart investments like the provincial
agreements announced today, we can
strengthen our middle class and help more
of the people working hard to join it.
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Apprenticeship training is one of the measures to be funded
by the Labour Market Development Agreement
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