This is a page from the 2021 Canadian federal election.

Education

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Apprenticeship

Liberal

  • Double the Union Training & Innovation program to $50M/year.
  • Target participation in the Union Training & Innovation program from women, Indigenous people, newcomers, persons with disabilities, & Black & racialised Canadians.
  • Establish a new Apprenticeship Service to connect 55K first-year apprentices in Red Seal trades with opportunities at small & medium-sized employers.

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Conservative

Double the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit for the next three years.
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Job Training

Liberal

Require businesses supported through the Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program to include wrap-around supports for training for women & vulnerable groups.

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Conservative

  • Double the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit for three years.
  • Invest $250 million over two years in grants for organizations running projects that help workers get job training.
  • Provide low interest loans up to $10,000 to people who want to upgrade their skills.

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NDP

  • Allow workers who quit a job to go to school to qualify for EI benefits.
  • Require large employers to spend at least 1% of payroll on training for employees each year.
  • Create a new provincially-directed Workers Development and Opportunities Fund to expand training options beyond those who qualify for EI.

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Green

  • Increase the Canada Training Benefit.
  • Support post-secondary institutions to provide new, innovative academic offerings.
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Post-Secondary Tuition

Liberal

  • Permanently eliminate federal interest on Canada Student Loans & Canada Apprentice Loans.
  • Increase the repayment assistance threshold to $50K for Canada Student Loan borrowers who are single.

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NDP

  • Work with the provinces & territories to cap & reduce tuition fees.
  • Work towards rolling post-secondary into the public education system.
  • Remove interest on federal student loans.
  • Forgive up to $20,000 in student debt for graduates.
  • Double the Canada Students Grant.

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Green

  • Abolish post-secondary education tuition.
  • Cancel all federally-held student loan debt.
  • Introduce a $2,000/mo retroactive Canada Emergency Student Benefit, until the pandemic is over.
  • Remove the 2% cap on increases in education funding for Indigenous students.
  • Improve funding in federal-provincial transfers to universities & colleges.

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Public School Educators

Liberal

  • Increase the refundable Eligible Educator School Supply Tax Credit from 15% to 25%.
  • Expand eligibility criteria on the Educator School Supply Tax Credit to include tech devices & and all teaching supplies purchased to perform employment duties.

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