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Poilievre highlights training and the Government’s commitment to jobs with BuildForce Canada

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Published on June 05, 2015 with No Comments

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Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, shared Harper Government’s plans to deal with the looming skills shortage with the construction industry today at BuildForce Canada’s first National Construction and Maintenance Industry Strategy Summit.

Minister Poilievre discussed the Harper Government’s commitment to ensuring support for apprenticeships and the skilled trades. He also drew attention to Economic Action Plan 2015, which includes measures such as federal support for apprenticeship harmonization, expansion of the Canada Student Grants for short duration programs like skilled trades and the promotion of Blue Seal certification to encourage more skilled trades people to start or expand their own businesses. The Minister also outlined measures that benefit both employers and workers, noting in particular the success of the Canada Job Grant.

“With measures such as apprenticeship grants, the Canada Apprentice Loan, tax credits, investments in training and the Canada Job Grant, our Government is focused on working in partnership and ensuring that workers have the skills they need and employers have access to a highly skilled workforce today and in the future.At the same time, we are putting more money back into the pockets of families because we know that strong families and good jobs go hand in hand,”said Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development


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