The GTA and other areas of the country have an immediate need for skilled workers for the construction industry.
At the same time, many talented Canadians across the country remain unemployed or underemployed.
That’s why Canada 2020 is convening another Policy Lab, this time dedicate to Labour Mobility in Canada – and applications for you to attend are now open.
The three questions we’re asking are :
- Where in Canada are there available workers who, potentially with some additional training, could fill the skill shortages plaguing the construction industry in the GTA and elsewhere in Canada?
- What are the bottlenecks preventing those workers from taking those jobs?
- How can the federal government best address those bottlenecks to increase the number of skilled Canadian workers from outside the GTA taking jobs in the region?
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What is a Policy Lab?
Canada 2020 Policy Labs are invitation-only meetings between policymakers, key stakeholders, and subject matter experts.
Their intent is to leave the politics behind, by creating an open space for sharing information and perspectives.
The goals of a Policy Lab are to make connections between the participants, to share information and resources, and to make progress on complex public policy issues affecting Canadians.
You can see examples of the outputs of past Policy Labs here.