Supporting the next generation of apprentices and tradespeople—particularly women and Indigenous people—depends on high-quality apprenticeship training systems, like union-based training centres.
Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced the launch of a call for proposals for the Investments in Training Equipment stream of the Union Training and Innovation Program. Trade unions and training trust funds representing workers in the Red Seal trades are encouraged to apply for funding. The Government of Canada is investing approximately $10 million in this call for proposals that closes on May 29, 2019.
Through the Investments in Training Equipment stream of the Union Training and Innovation Program, successful applicants will receive financial support to purchase up-to-date training equipment and materials so trades workers can get the skills they need. The Government is committed to getting more people working in the skilled trades, including supporting key groups, such as women, Indigenous people, newcomers, persons with disabilities and racialized persons.
As Canada's economy continues to grow and create good, well-paying jobs, the Government is committed to ensuring that all Canadians share in and benefit from this success.