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Canada / Skills gap top barrier to competitiveness says Chamber of Commerce

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness for 2014, identifying Canada’s growing skills gap as the greatest impediment to business success.

Launched in 2012, the initiative is meant to draw attention to barriers holding back Canada’s progress and to urge swift action by the government to improve the country’s ability to compete globally, the chamber says.

The federal government and several provincial and territorial governments have also named the skills gap as the country’s biggest challenge,” said Perrin Beatty, Canadian Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. “We have a choice. Either we act urgently to improve our competitiveness or we will pay a high price in lost jobs and prosperity. The challenge for 2014 is to build on any progress and start closing the gap between Canadian businesses and our international competitors.”

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