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September 5, 2018

Investing in skills and innovation is key to inclusive economic growth

Ottawa, September 5, 2018 – With federal budget consultations underway, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has issued six recommendations aimed at supporting inclusive economic growth and competitiveness by investing in skills and innovation. This is critical to help Canadians prepare for the future of work and to stay competitive in a rapidly changing labour market. These recommendations were shared as part of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s pre-budget consultations in advance of budget 2019 and are based on broad consultations with CICan member colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics. Focusing on innovation, providing students with experiential or work-integrated learning opportunities,... Read more
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August 9, 2013

Pre-budget Consultations for the 2014 Federal Budget

Response of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATIONS FOR THE 2014 FEDERAL BUDGET AUGUST 2013Submission to the House of CommonsStanding Committe on Finance With growing skills gaps, demographic pressures and increasing technological sophistication of the workplace, employers report that recruiting personnel with the advanced skills needed for productivity and growth are top constraints to business success. Priority solutions should focus on enhancing the educational outcomes of Aboriginal peoples, disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities to ensure all have essential skills for employment; improving the integration of immigrants; enhancing the efficiency of apprenticeship systems; and providing college and institute... Read more
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August 9, 2012

Pre-budget Consultations for the 2013 Federal Budget

Response of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATIONS FOR THE 2013 FEDERAL BUDGET AUGUST 2012Submission to the House of CommonsStanding Committe on Finance The Government of Canada should introduce measures to address the critical shortage of advanced skills facing employers.  Remedial measures should focus on enhancing the educational achievement of Aboriginal peoples and disengaged youth, improving the employment outcomes of immigrants, enhancing the efficiency of apprenticeship systems, and ensuring that all Canadians have essential skills for employment. Download and Read the Brief - PDF (474.72 kB)
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