2017 budget should invest in school-to-workforce transition, says Polytechnics Canada

August 15, 2016

Canada must invest in reliable data on student labour market outcomes and take an active role in connecting grads with employers, says a 2017 pre-budget submission from Polytechnics Canada. The submission outlines ten key recommendations designed to help Canada’s higher ed system contribute to student fulfillment and economic development during a time of slow fiscal growth. These recommendations include a $50M annual increase in Statistics Canada’s budget to create and disseminate high-quality labour market information, an expansion of the NSERC research talent programs to include more participation by polytechnics and colleges, and the creation of a grant program designed to teach entrepreneurial skills to postsecondary students. Polytechnics Canada | Submission