GATINEAU, QC, May 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's
Labour Minister, today addressed Building and Construction Trades
Department (BCTD) members on Canada's recent economic performance and
on recently announced Economic Action Plan initiatives at their
2013 Canadian Policy Conference.
"While our economy continues to grow and create jobs, the global economy
remains fragile and a growing mismatch exists between available jobs
and those looking for work," said Minister Raitt. "Through Economic
Action Plan 2013, we are providing Canadians with better access to the
information and the skills they need for tomorrow's job market."
Economic Action Plan 2013 announced measures to equip Canadians with the
skills and training needed to support the skilled trades. These
the new Canada Job Grant;
increased support for apprentices; and,
better training opportunities for groups that are under-represented in
the workforce, such as people with disabilities, youth, Aboriginal
people and newcomers to Canada.
Economic Action Plan 2013 also proposes to provide youth with more
information on the job prospects and benefits of working in the skilled
trades, science, technology, engineering and mathematics to promote
education and careers in these high-demand fields.
The BCTD provides essential coordination and support to the work of its
affiliated national and international unions. It also provides a voice
for organized construction workers to represent their position in
government, in bargaining and in their communities.
SOURCE: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
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