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Offer a 12-month break on Employment Insurance premiums to encourage companies to hire young people by waiving employer premiums for all those between the ages of 18 and 24 who are hired into a permanent position in 2016, 2017, or 2018.

Liberal Platform Page 6 October 5, 2015
Mar 2016

Key Trudeau promise to help jobless youth left out of federal budget

The Globe and Mail March 29, 2016

A notable Liberal election pledge designed to encourage employers to hire young people failed to make the cut in last week’s federal budget.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed during last year's campaign to offer a 12-month holiday on employment insurance premiums to employers who give permanent jobs to people aged 18-24.

The promise, announced in September by Trudeau himself, was supposed to come into force this year and extend through 2017 and 2018 - but it didn't receive a mention in the budget.