CLAC Supports Canada Job Grant Implementation

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - CLAC is pleased to see federal Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney will be meeting with his provincial counterparts on November 8 to discuss a number of labour priorities, including the implementation of the Canada Job Grant.

"The Canada Job Grant represents a valuable training resource for Canadians across the country," said Dick Heinen, Executive Director of CLAC. "This investment in training is a welcome effort to help address the skills shortages many job sites are experiencing throughout Canada."

"By working in partnership with the provinces and employers, and by ensuring Canadians in need of new skills training will have the opportunity to access to the program, the federal government will help many people gain the skills or qualifications they need to get jobs in high-demand fields," added Heinen.

"CLAC supports the efforts being made by federal and provincial ministers to successfully conclude the Canada Job Grant negotiations and implement this much needed program."

About CLAC
Founded in 1952, CLAC is one of the largest independent labour unions in Canada and one of the country's fastest-growing unions. We represent over 55,000 workers in just about every type of workplace, operating as both a union and a confederation of local unions. CLAC has a strong presence in oil and gas development projects in Alberta, natural resources development in Northern BC, as well as the construction, mining, health care, service, and other industries nation-wide.

SOURCE: CLAC

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