A new federal program to help workers change careers

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A new federal program to help workers change careers

The sectors targeted by the program are those of clean technologies, cybersecurity and biotechnologies.

The Minister Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne, announced on Friday a new $250 million workforce development program targeting high-growth sectors. growth.

The minister claims that this program will help 15,000 workers mid-career transitioners to transition into new roles in industries such as cleantech, cybersecurity and biotech.

Mr. Champagne was the guest, Friday noon, of the Canadian Club in Toronto. He said that there are opportunities right now in this country that should be seized.

The Minister added that Canada's greatest asset remains talent and that it's what allows the country to attract significant investment in key sectors.

Last week, the Liberal government presented the blueprint of the new Canada Innovation Corporation, which aims to help businesses become more innovative and productive. The initiative was announced in the most recent federal budget in 2022.

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