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September 20, 2015

CICan shares its election priorities

Ottawa, September 14, 2015 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) shared its key priorities today ahead of the upcoming federal election. These include simple and straightforward recommendations for Canada’s leaders that would contribute to the country’s long-term prosperity. Following consultation with its members and key partners representing over 40 sectors, Colleges and Institutes Canada has identified the following four priorities for implementation by Canada’s political leaders: • Support Canadian innovation by increasing funding for college and institute applied research. • Meet the needs of Canadian employers and communities by investing in college and institute infrastructure and equipment. • Support reconciliation... Read more
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September 14, 2015

Budget 2016 Priorities: Expanding Employment Opportunities for Canadians

Expand employment opportunities for Canadians by investing in better labour market information, apprenticeship completion and the employability of youth Better Labour Market Information Misalignment of skills development and demand across Canada has consequences for employers, recent graduates and unemployed or displaced workers. Impacts vary across the country as well as across and within sectors. Canada needs a deliberate and coordinated approach to labour market information to target education and training investments more effectively, facilitate labour market transitions, support labour mobility and meet specific sector needs.
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September 14, 2015

Budget 2016 Priorities: Applied Research and Innovation

Support Canadian innovation by increasing funding for college and institute applied research Colleges and institutes enhance innovation by undertaking applied research that leverages their strong connections to industry and communities. These institutions provide talent, creative ideas and facilities that generate economic and social gains. In the past year alone, colleges and institutes worked with over 6,300 partners in all sectors, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop new or adapted products, services, technology and processes. College and institute students are an integral part of applied research activity. Students gain relevant applied research experience through interactions with industry and community partners... Read more
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August 27, 2015

Sustaining Economic Growth and Prosperity: Skills Development and Innovation | Pre-Budget Consultations – 2015 Federal Budget

Colleges and Institutes Canada recommendations focus on maximizing opportunities for skills development and labour market participation for all Canadians. Integration of youth, vulnerable groups, and immigrants into the labour market through colleges and institutes is essential for addressing skills gaps.
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Tags: Submission, Pre-budget, Federal Budget, Federal Consultations