In a keynote speech today at the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, emphasized the importance of the skilled trades and the vital role of Canada’s colleges in preparing the skilled workforce of the future.
“Our government’s top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity. Colleges play a vital role in ensuring we have a skilled workforce to achieve this goal,” said Minister Kenney. “With the Canada Job Grant, our government is committed to fixing the skills mismatch in Canada where we have too many Canadians without jobs and too many jobs without Canadians.”
Minister Kenney stressed the need for provinces and territories to take action to reform their apprenticeship systems to address Canada’s skills shortage and create jobs and opportunities for Canadians. Minister Kenney also highlighted the economic benefits of the Canadian European Free Trade Agreement to Canadians and how it will create even more opportunities for Canadians to enter the skilled trade sector.
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