Canada looks to speed up skills-training program 

April 8, 2020

The Government of Canada is reportedly looking for ways to speed up the introduction of skills training for out-of-work Canadians. The training support was scheduled to arrive at the end of the year in the form of a tax credit and time off through the EI system for upgrading skills, but Universities Canada President Paul Davidson explained that conversations have turned to how to use the economic shutdown as a catalyst to speed up the training benefit. “Right now, if we have jobs or businesses that are completely disappearing,” said CICan President Denise Amyot, “it means we need to ensure that people are training for those jobs that will get through this pandemic.”    Globe and Mail  (National)