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Labour Market Information Information:
Labour Market Information/Tools/Resources:
- Check out this month’s Labour Market Information:
For other publications on the Alberta Economy see: http://www.finance.alberta.ca/aboutalberta/index.html
- Check out www.investalberta.ca – a conciergeservice tool to attract investors and partners with business and investment opportunities in Alberta
- October is Canada’s healthy workplace month and there are a lot of free resources out there to support your staff. Check it out at http://healthyworkplacemonth.ca/en
- Check out the Occupational Health and Safety Innovation and Engagement Grants program. Applications are now available online.
o The program provides funding to eligible non-profit and public-sector organizations for projects aimed at improving OHS awareness, education, and action in Alberta. Funding could be used to organize a conference, develop and disseminate information, launch an educational campaign or carry out other OHS-related projects. Deadline for applications is October 31, 2017.
- Check out the Exciting new changes announced to the Canada-Alberta Job Grant program! Now offering more training incentives –
the Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) has approved more than 16,500 training courses for more than 2,800 unique employers in Alberta, offsetting the direct costs of training by up to two-thirds. Now there are even more reasons to train your employees with the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.
- As always, you may be reimbursed two-thirds of the cost of training current employees, up to $10,000 per trainee.
- If hiring and training unemployed Albertans, you may be eligible to receive up to 100% of the training costs to a maximum of $15,000 per trainee. Incremental training criteria will be waived so that training required to get the job may be accepted.
- Sole proprietors can now apply to the CAJG to train their employees.
- Travel assistance may be available to offset the cost of travel to training over 100 km one way.
Find terms and conditions and application forms at www.AlbertaCanada.com/jobgrant
- Check out Alberta’s Export Support Fund. This funding is to help export ready companies access new international markets. Easing the cost of exporting for Alberta’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by reimbursing up to 50% for a select range of approved export activities. The Export Support Fund supports companies as they look to enter a new international market or a country that currently represents up to 10% of their sales from the previous year. It is open to activities in all countries, provided Canada has not imposed trade or economic sanctions that apply to the proposed activities in a given country. See www.alberta.ca/export-support-fund.aspx for further details.
* Remember to subscribe to the Alberta Workforce Information to receive the latest information on provincial programs here: http://www.albertacanada.com/opportunity/employers/subscribe.aspx
Hana El Sherbini MBA, BA
Ministry of Labour