Ottawa targets skills training

New offerings include Canada Apprentice Loan, newcomer training project
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/11/2014

More government investment in skills training has long been on the wish list for employers grappling with the ever-widening skills gap — and it appears Ottawa has gotten the message.

Strategic investment in skills development is a major theme of the 2014 federal budget, and February saw the unveiling of two innovative skills training initiatives that are set to receive funding.

Canada Apprentice Loan helps redirect unemployed