Kenney made the announcement in question period. The news follows his announcement last Friday that 12 provinces and territories had negotiated a tentative agreement with the federal government about the skills training money.
"And so, Mr. Speaker, we will proceed with the Canada Job Grant," Kenney said.
Last week, B.C.'s minister of jobs, tourism, and skills told CBC News that an agreement in principle over the grant was made possible because Ottawa's final offer was notably different from the take it or leave it grant sprung on the provinces during last year's federal budget.
"The government's final offer is significantly different from the unilateral announcement the government made without consultation in last year's federal budget," Shirley Bond said in an interview Friday afternoon.