NL updates Skills Development Program, increases funding for participants

Newfoundland and Labrador has announced updates to its Skills Development Program that will see the province providing an additional $16M each year to students. The Skills Development Program provides financial supports for training to individuals eligible for Employment Insurance. Changes include offering a top-up of up to $500 per week for Employment Insurance recipients, combining living and transportation allowances into a single $500 a week payment, ending the requirement of spousal income assessment, and streamlining the application process. “By removing barriers, increasing benefits and cutting red tape, we are ensuring the Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who are training for a new career can avail of all the necessary supports for themselves and their families,” said NL minister of immigration, population growth, and skills Gerry Byrne. NL Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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