Linking Employers’ Needs with Education Is Crucial to Canada’s Competitiveness, Say Three Levels of Chambers of Commerce –

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 20151019 Views

Edmonton, September 14, 2015 – Access to a powerful workforce is essential to creating stronger companies and building a more competitive Canada. Three tiers of chambers of commerce gathered today at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton to call on the parties to reveal their plans for building a highly skilled workforce that meets Canada’s current and future needs.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce all agree: there is a skills gap in Canada and we must act before the situation deteriorates.

“The employment landscape is changing in Canada. The demand for high-skilled workers is growing while the need for low-skilled workers is declining. We need to make every effort to align education with our employment market. We all need to be on the same page if we want Canadians to have the skills to support a world-leading economy,” said the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

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