MIL-OSI Translation: Returning to school is now more affordable for unemployed Canadians through Action Skills

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Source: Government of Canada – MIL OSI in French 2

June 13, 2018 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada

Innovation changes the way we live and work. It also brings new challenges and new opportunities for Canadian workers. When more Canadians can afford to return to school to hone their skills or even pursue a new career, our middle class becomes stronger and stronger. That’s why the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labor, the Honorable Patty Hajdu, today launched the new, more flexible Employment Insurance measures as part of Action Compétences, a plan to give adult learners the support they need to get and keep a good job.

Now, people who are eligible for employment insurance after spending a number of years in the labor market can apply to keep their EI benefits while they are on a study or training program. full-time at an approved institution, effective August 5, 2018. This measure will help unemployed people adapt to the ever-changing labor market and economy. Action Skills gives them the support they need to pursue education and skills, so that their next job is a better job.

As part of the $ 275.8 million three-year Action Skills pilot project, students who are eligible for Canada Full-Time Scholarships and have completed high school for at least 10 years will receive $ 1,600. more per school year ($ 200 per month). An estimated 43,000 Canadians with low and medium incomes will receive additional funding for the 2018-19 school year. For the first time, working and unemployed Canadians, whose employment situation has changed significantly in the past year, will be able to submit their current income to determine their eligibility for Canada Student Grants. This means that a person who is experiencing a significant drop in pay will not be unfairly and automatically deprived of assistance because of his earnings the previous year.

Action Compétences also represents expanded access to Canadian scholarships for part-time students and students with dependent children, to further eliminate financial barriers to post-secondary education. These measures will benefit Canadian women in particular, who often strive to improve their career prospects while meeting their family responsibilities. Women make up almost two-thirds of part-time recipients of the Canada Student Loans Program. In addition, about four out of five students who receive the Canada Student Scholarship for Students with Dependent Children are women.


“I myself went back to school as an adult learner, and I know what challenges adult learners face when they go on to post-secondary education – not just because of the costs of studying or buying. textbooks, but also because of the time and financial burden of supporting the family. Today, our government is going one step further to make education more affordable and to ensure that Canadians have the support they need, no matter the circumstances. – The Honorable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labor

“All Canadians deserve a real chance of success. That’s why I’m so proud to announce this new measure for long-time workers. This allows them to return to school to improve their skills or even to pursue a new career, which is even more important in today’s economy, which is constantly evolving and focused on innovation. More than ever, we must continue to give Canadians the opportunity to acquire the skills they need to stand out in the job market. – The Honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Quick facts

To be eligible for the new Service Canada measure, claimants must have been receiving regular benefits or fishing benefits for less than 36 weeks in the past 5 years, and must have paid at least 30% of the maximum annual contribution. Employment Insurance for 7 of the last 10 years. They must also meet all the criteria for insurability and eligibility for EI regular benefits or benefits for fishermen.

In Budget 2017, the government has planned an investment of $ 132.4 million over four years, starting in 2018-2019, and $ 37.9 million annually thereafter, to enable Canadians without who have lost their job after several years in the labor market to follow a self-financed training program while receiving Employment Insurance benefits.

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Michael BrewsterStanding ManagerCabinet of the Honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, PC, MPMinister of Families, Children and Social Development819-654-5546

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