Creating a brighter future for students and lifelong learners:
What we’ve done:
Making post-secondary education more affordable for 46,000 more students with up to $1,000 more per year through the Canada Student Grants and Loans
Increased the threshold for the Repayment Assistance Plan, so Canadians don’t need to start repaying their student loan until they find a job and are making at least $25,000 annually.
Doubled the number of jobs for youth to over 65,000 through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
Beginning this year, students will only be expected to provide a fixed contribution of between $1,500 and $3,000 per academic year, based on their family income and family size.
Creating up to 60,000 new student work placements over the next five years, including more co-op placements for students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business programs.
Supporting the next generation of apprentices and tradespeople by providing financial support to unions and other skilled trades organizations to purchase modern equipment materials and training.
Introduced legislation to eliminate unpaid internships in federally regulated sectors to ensure that young Canadians are getting meaningful, hands-on work.
There’s still more to do:
Boosting supports over the next six years to unemployed and underemployed Canadians get the training and supports they need to find and keep good jobs.
Implementing a Youth Service Program that will provide young Canadians with meaningful work experience and an opportunity to build transferable skills.
Developing a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy that will find innovative solutions to support communities that are in most need, while focusing on young people, and create an inclusive, prosperous Canada.
Making progress toward better representation of women in jobs where they have been traditionally underrepresented, such as in the skilled trades.
Expanding the Canada Student Grants starting in fall 2018 to include 10,000 more part-time students and 13,000 more students with children.