Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers met in Regina last week to continue work on a wide range of priorities concerning Canada’s labour market.
One of the co-hosts was Steven Bonk, Saskatchewan’s Minister of the Economy.
Bonk says investing in jobs and skills training is crucial for the advancement of all who live in Canada.
“During our meeting, ministers continued to make progress on a number of other important priorities for labour market development including improved labour market information, integrating newcomers into the labour market, and facilitating the mobility of apprentices.”
Bonk says Canada is investing almost 20-billion dollars over six years to better support provincial and territorial employment and training programs.
“Ministers officially launched the Labour Market Information Council, which helps students, workers, job seekers, employers, educators and government to make better, informed decisions.”
Those attending heard from the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies and the Gabriel Dumont Institute about partnerships which linked major infrastructure investments with training for Indigenous apprentices.