Liberals target thousands of student find work placements

The Liberals had promised to spend $73 million over four years on provided work-integrated learning opportunities with the money supposed to start flowing a year ago.

So, the federal government is rolling out millions in new spending to help thousands of students heading back to campus find work placements during their studies.

The spending was delayed until this academic year to sign funding deals with the employer groups that are going to provide spots to students.

Minutes from a 2016 meeting of federal and provincial education officials showed interest in doing just that, but also creating similar opportunities at the high school level. In the ensuing months, Ontario promised to spend $190 million over three years so secondary and post-secondary students could get on-the-job learning.