It was announced late last week that almost every province had reached an agreement with the federal government to create the Canada Job Grant program.
The deal provides up to $15,000 each for a resident to get skills training and fill an open job.
Local MP Chris Warkentin argues this is good good news for the Peace Region.
“Really the number on issue for employers is finding skilled workers, especially in the area of trades and so many areas where there is requirement for some type of skills training but no people that have those skills are looking for those jobs.”
Warkentin says he’s heard from many employers in the area about the need for more skilled workers.
Part of the deal that was accepted ensured provinces could choose where the money for the funding comes from and protects current programs.
Details of the program in Alberta will be worked out in the coming months.