ACCC outlines priorities for next federal budget

September 1, 2010

In its pre-budget submission, ACCC recommends the launch of a national dialogue to develop an action plan to mitigate an anticipated workforce shortfall and the consequential damage to the Canadian economy. A necessary condition for alleviating the advanced skills crisis, ACCC states, is to increase PSE access for groups that generally fare poorly in the labour market: immigrants, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and those with low literacy rates. The organization calls for annual $22-million investment to market Canadian education internationally and expand international mobility for Canadian students. Other recommendations include encouraging Canadian students to study abroad and investing in Aboriginal programs and services at colleges. ACCC News Release | Read the pre-budget brief