Canada invests $63.5M in trades training and certification

February 23, 2021
The Government of Canada is investing $63.5M over five years to help people facing barriers access skilled trades training and certification. The funding will see key groups, such as women, newcomers to Canada, people with disabilities, and racialized Canadians gain training and certification to prepare them to enter the skilled trades workforce as the economy recovers. The UA Piping Industry College of British Columbia’s Inclusion in the Trades from Upgrading to Red Seal Certification project will receive almost $9M for skills improvement programming for over 500 apprentices. “This funding will allow us to continue supporting underrepresented groups in the trades and help bring training to communities around the province of British Columbia,” said William Schwarz, Director of Operations at the College. Canada (National)