Provinces Must Work to Get Bang for Their Buck Out of Budget 2013

A major theme of Thursday’s federal budget was “connecting Canadians with available jobs.” And for good reason: Canada faces a major shortage of skilled tradespeople, and if no action is taken, this shortage will only grow in the future as the population ages. Indeed, the budget cited the example of the construction sector, which alone is projecting a need for 319,000 new workers. A shortage of skilled tradespeople limits economic growth across the country.

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