Feds set to tackle labour skills shortage

HRDC minister calls for action to solve the worsening labour shortage.
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

The federal government appears ready to take on a bigger role to help business find desparately needed talent.

Senior policy-makers are joining in a series of roundtable discussions on the issue of the skills shortage in Canada and Jane Stewart, Ministert of Human Resources Development Canada has expressed the government’s commitment to solving the problem.

“We in the federal government recognize we need a national skills agenda,” said Stewart, in a speech to participants of the first roundtable, held in Ottawa last month.