Ottawa, September 6, 2019 – With federal budget consultations underway, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has issued seven recommendations aimed at supporting economic growth, competitiveness and the fight against climate change by investing in skills and innovation. This is critical to help Canadians, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, prepare for the future of work and to stay competitive in a rapidly changing labour market.

These recommendations were shared as part of the House of Commons Standing Committee of Finance’s pre-budget consultations in advance of budget 2020, which was focused on the transition to a low carbon economy, and are based on broad consultations with CICan member colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics.

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