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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: Infrastructure

Meet the needs of Canadian employers and communities by investing in college and institute infrastructure and equipment Gaps in infrastructure limit enrolment capacity resulting in waitlists for programs in high-demand fields such as trades, healthcare and engineering technologies. Employers need graduates who are capable of using state-of-the-art equipment when they enter the workforce. Equipment upgrades are critical to ensure that training programs produce sufficient employable graduates and support industry in achieving higher productivity.
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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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September 1, 2015

Budget 2016: Priorities for Canada’s Colleges and Institutes

Canada’s extensive network of colleges, institutes, cégeps and polytechnics serves over 3,000 communities from coast to coast to coast. These vital community hubs foster economic and social development and provide access to education for all Canadians. Canada’s approaching 150th anniversary affords a unique opportunity to make strategic investments in post-secondary education to ensure Canada’s continued future prosperity.
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