Ron McKinnon
Ron McKinnon
Member of Parliament for Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam
Budget 2022 –Analysis by Ron McKinnon, MP – What is in Budget 2022 for Youth?
April 22, 2022

What is in Budget 2022 for Youth and Students?

Making Post Secondary More Affordable

Help Students Commercialize Their Research

Expanding Access to Trades

The skilled trades are vital to the future of the Canadian economy and offer workers rewarding careers in fields ranging from carpentry to electricians and boilermakers. The federal government wants to provide more women, newcomers, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and racialized Canadians with the chance to have good-quality jobs in high-paying skilled trades, and unions play a critical role in training skilled trades workers.

Since 2017, the Union Training and Innovation Program has supported union-based apprenticeship training in the Red Seal trades, including through investments in training, equipment, and materials and support for innovative approaches to address barriers facing apprentices.

Supporting Mental Well-Being With the Wellness Together Canada Portal

Since April 2020, more than two million people across Canada have accessed free information and support through the Wellness Together Canada portal. Children and young people make up almost 50 percent of users, and 42 percent of texting users have identified themselves as LGBTQ2.

Tax-Free First Home Savings Account

As home prices climb, so does the cost of a down payment, which represents a major barrier for many looking to own a home—especially young people.

Launching a New Housing Accelerator Fund

Building more housing will require investments, but it will also require changes to the systems preventing more housing from being built.

To read the Budget 2022 speech or to review the budget documents, please visit: https://budget.gc.ca/

 

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