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November 25, 2015  

Canada must tailor post-secondary programs to boost growth: CIBC head

Victor Dodig believes eventual growth will be driven by tech-savvy entrepreneurs for all sectors of the economy.

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August 4, 2015  

First Conservative campaign promise: boosting apprenticeships tax credits

Maximum credit rises to $2,500 from $2,000 and extends into the third and fourth years of eligible training.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Operations Production
March 13, 2015  

Number of foreign workers tripled between 2002 and 2012

More foreign workers are filling skilled positions as the percentage of low-skilled jobs has declined.

Insight Government Manufacturing Business Operations Economy General
February 26, 2015  

Canada needs a manufacturing strategy

“A highly skilled workforce is essential to innovation and productivity in today’s knowledge-based economy…”

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September 24, 2014  

Provinces clamouring for TFWs need to invest in vocational schools: Kenney

Employment minister says polytechnic institutions and vocational schools offering programs for skilled trades are having their budgets slashed.

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February 28, 2014  

Provinces in favour of latest Canada Job Grant offer: source

Concerns that the program will cut provincial, territorial funding, will have to be worked out individually with the federal Conservatives, the source said.

News Business Operations
February 26, 2014  

Job grant program change may cut support for disabled workers

The Canada Job Grant could end funding for Halifax’s Team Work job-coach program for people with disabilities.

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February 12, 2014  

Drop dead date on job grant not ‘threat,’ but ‘back up plan’: Kenney

“If certain provinces refuse to participate, that’s not the end of the world. We’ll deliver the job grant,” employment minister says.

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February 5, 2014  

Provinces, Kenney, meet to discuss counter offer on Canada Job Grant

The provinces want to make it less financially onerous for small business to participate in the program.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Production Technology
January 21, 2014  

Businesses divided on skills gap tactics

Survey shows 71% of employers note responsibility to provide training programs but only 29% offer them.

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January 20, 2014  

Battle over Canada Job Grant not over yet

Jayson Myers says governments must address a lack of skilled workers and find out which training programs are working.

News Business Operations Operations
January 15, 2014  

Kenney concedes provinces can’t match Canada Job Grant

Says he is optimistic an agreement with the provinces will be reached before the program goes into effect April 1.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production
December 23, 2013  

Why you should hire an apprentice | PLANT West

Five reasons internal training is a good investment.

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October 16, 2013  

Skilled labour, LNG price are main issues of concern in Asia: BC minister

BC’s deputy premier says LNG proponents now think BC can deal with the issues and are willing to work with the province.

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August 28, 2013  

Fears of a US manufacturing skills gap are overblown: BCG

Current skills shortages reflect supply and demand imbalances in specific jobs in certain locations.

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July 25, 2013  

Small business confidence jumps in July

CFIB’s Business Barometer registers an almost five-point jump.

News Pulp & Paper General
May 9, 2013  

Forest products CEO collaborate for profit: PWC

Focusing on non-traditional business models for sustainability and growth: PWC.

News Minerals Business Operations Sustainability
January 28, 2013  

Mining in Canada’s North to double by 2020

Conference Board forecasts overall mining output will grow by 91%, or 7.5% annually, until 2020.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
October 3, 2012  

SMEs’ confidence up after five-month decline: CFIB

Manufacturing optimism blows past national average.

News Energy Business Operations Operations Sustainability
May 29, 2012  

Report warns of ongoing energy sector labour shortage

An aging workforce and a booming energy sector are going to pose a serious challenge for energy companies looking for workers over the next few years.

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April 11, 2012  

New immigration programs for skilled workers

New stream for workers in manufacturing and construction should be complete later this year, according to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
May 9, 2011  

China/US labour costs to converge by 2015

A new analysis by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) forecasts US manufacturing will experience a “renaissance” as the wage gap in China shrinks.

News Oil & Gas Business Operations Sustainability
April 7, 2011  

Five-year forecast: Oil and gas looking good

The Canadian oil and gas industry looks very positive over the next five years, but a CAPP report warns there’s always the potential for economic trauma.

News Production
March 5, 2009  

Alberta manufacturers get help from abroad

The quickest way for manufacturers to bring foreign skilled

News General
December 1, 2008  

Labour: Hiring supply-chain workers: it’s not about the money

In 2007, Alberta’s unemployment rate was a minuscule 3.5