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Doing Learning Earning: Enhanced apprenticeship Key to solving Canada's skills crisis

The weakness of Canada's apprenticeship programs is a major reason Canada has a skilled shortage even though over one million Canadians are unemployed. In response, Canadians for a Modern Industrial Strategy (CMIS) have produced a paper, Doing Learning Earning, looking at why more Canadians aren't in apprenticeship programs.

This paper looks at the issues in concrete terms and proposes possible solutions. The hope is that the paper generates a much-needed dialogue around solving Canada’s skills issues – a dialogue we feel is well overdue.

Canada Needs a Modern Industrial Strategy

Canada has a long tradition of proactive industrial strategies dating back to the National Policy of our first government.  Today, it's more important than ever that the interests of people and nature be at the heart of industrial and economic policy.