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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.