Federal Budget

Federal budget signals strong support and investment in skills and innovation

March 22, 2017 – Ottawa

The 2017 federal budget contains important announcements that will help Canada’s polytechnics and colleges expand their contributions to industry, employers, and learners of all ages. The budget’s strong focus on skills and innovation creates an opportunity to harness the strengths polytechnics possess across these priorities.  

Ahead of Budget 2017, Nobina Robinson calls for better Labour Market Information

Ahead of federal budget, hopes high for boosting high-tech job skills, expertise

Originally featured in the Toronto Star

Expectations are running high that next week’s federal budget will provide a more detailed federal strategy — and perhaps more cash — to help post-secondary students land real-life work experience in emerging, employee-starved fields.

Polytechnics Canada Welcomes Finance Committee’s Budget 2017 Recommendations

 OTTAWA – December 7, 2016 – Polytechnics Canada welcomes several of the recommendations in the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s pre-budget report tabled today. The report recommends new federal investments in apprenticeship, applied research and better labour market information. Polytechnics Canada is pleased that the committee recognizes the value of advanced technical and technological education.


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