Apprenticeship Grants: Turning Passions into a Rewarding Career

March 19, 2015

A self-described Volkswagen nut, Avalon has had a fascination with cars for as long as she can remember. Avalon decided to turn her passion into a career and pursue an apprenticeship as an Automotive Service Technician. Paying for school was also easier because she qualified for Government of Canada Apprenticeship Grants, which supplemented tuition and the cost of her tools.

Canada Small Business Financing Program: Improving Access to Financial Funding for Small Businesses

February 26, 2015
To assist small businesses in accessing financing, the government is proposing to make changes to the Canada Small Business Financing Program. The proposed changes will allow more small businesses to apply to the program and allow for larger loans to be made available for small businesses to purchase or improve their land or buildings.

Do You Love Cars? Then Consider a Career as an Automotive Services Technician

February 13, 2015
Jimmy received the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant: apprentices in a designated Red Seal trade are eligible to receive a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year for registered apprentices who successfully complete their first and/or second year/level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in a designated Red Seal trade, up to a maximum of $2,000.

Realizing the Value of an Apprenticeship Grant

January 5, 2015
After paying her way through school and buying the necessary tools for her trade with the support of the Government of Canada apprenticeship grants, Nina is proudly graduating without any debt and is well on her way to obtaining her Red Seal ticket.

New Government Measures Will Make Life More Affordable for Canadian Families

November 26, 2014
Did you know that the Government announced new measures to help make life much more affordable for Canadian families?

The Government Is Investing In Children Through The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit

October 15, 2014
Did you know that the Government intends to enhance the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit (CFTC) by increasing the maximum amount that may be claimed under the credit to $1,000 from $500, and by making the credit refundable?

Seniors Built Canada For Tomorrow’s Generation

October 6, 2014
National Seniors Day took place this week on October 1, 2014, and Canada is proud to pay tribute to the seniors who have helped build our country and continue to make valuable contributions to Canadian communities, workplaces and society.

Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) Benefits All Canadians

September 26, 2014
The European Union is the world’s largest integrated economy, with more than 500 million consumers and a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $17 trillion.

Supporting the Engines of Job Creation: The Small Business Job Credit

September 17, 2014

Small businesses across Canada are engines for job creation. They employ roughly half of the private sector labour force and represent about a third of Canada’s gross domestic product. Economic Action Plan (EAP) includes many initiatives to help small businesses succeed including the Small Business Job Credit.

Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Forward Plan

September 8, 2014

The goal of the Canada-US RCC is to better align our regulatory systems and boost North American trade and competitiveness.  This EAP initiative generates a number of benefits for manufacturers, retailers and consumers.

The RCC Joint Forward Plan expands on the Joint Action Plan released by Prime Minister Harper, and President Obama in 2011.

CHARS: Science for the North by the North

August 26, 2014

Under Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Government is establishing a world-class research station in the North, the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS). It will be a year-round multi-disciplinary facility on the cutting edge of research into environmental and resource development issues.

Boosting high-speed Internet in Nunavut and Nunavik

August 25, 2014

The Government of Canada has provided significant financial support to help upgrade high-speed Internet access for approximately 12,000 households in Nunavut and the Nunavik region of northern Quebec.

The service improvements will help bring more digital opportunities within reach for Northerners, with improved speeds to access e-commerce, high-resolution video, employment opportunities, distance education, and all the other online benefits available to Canadians in other parts of the country.

Building Canada’s North

August 3, 2014

Canada’s north is a fundamental part of our heritage and national identity. The Government is committed to helping the North realize its true potential as a healthy, prosperous and secure region within a strong and sovereign Canada.

To meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing north, the Government has established a comprehensive Northern Strategy that focuses on four priority areas:

Supporting Adoptive Parents

July 29, 2014
Under Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government has taken steps to make life more affordable for Canadian families.

The Family Caregiver Tax Credit Explained

July 25, 2014

Under Canada’s Economic Action Plan, Canadians who are caregivers for family members with physical or mental impairments may qualify to receive an additional tax credit of up to $306 for an eligible dependent.

Graduating Without Debt Thanks to Apprenticeship Grants

July 11, 2014
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant is a grant of $1,000 offered by the Government of Canada to registered apprentices who have completed their first and/or second year or level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in a designated Red Seal trade.

NEXUS – Making Crossing the Border Easier and Faster

July 8, 2014
Cross the Canada-US border often? Make it simple, use NEXUS.

Tax Relief for Canadian Families

July 4, 2014
Under Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Government continues to provide significant tax relief for Canadian families. This makes it easier for families to make choices that are right for them. And it builds a solid foundation for economic growth, more jobs and higher living standards for Canadians.

Canada: A Creative Nation

July 1, 2014
Canada is a country full of creative and talented people, who generate $46 billion a year and over 630,000 jobs! With that kind of impact, supporting Canadian culture is supporting Canada's economy.

Addressing the Demand for Skilled Workers

June 27, 2014
Skilled labour makes up a large portion of Canada’s economy. Because of this, there is plenty of opportunity for employment in this area.

You Could Qualify for $4,000 in Federal Apprenticeship Grants

June 19, 2014
The skilled trades offer in-demand, recognized and well-paid careers. In many skilled trades, apprenticeship training is an essential step to becoming a certified tradesperson.

Get the Job You Want Now!

June 16, 2014
Did you know that over 300 apprenticeship training programs are currently available across Canada?

Supporting Small Businesses

June 10, 2014
Are you looking for a loan to start or grow your small business? The Canada Small Business Financing Program could help.

New Horizons for Seniors Program: Call for Proposals for Community-Based Projects Now Open

June 4, 2014
The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities.

Conserve, Restore and Connect

May 27, 2014
Economic Action Plan 2014 included over $400 million on a cash basis for measures to protect and preserve Canada’s rich natural heritage.


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