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Nova Scotia and British Columbia team up to enhance initiatives for skilled workers

A co-ordinated training strategy will make it easier for skilled trades workers to move between the two provinces for work.


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July 18, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

The provincial governments of Nova Scotia and British Columbia are teaming up to make it easier for skilled workers to move between the two provinces.

The new agreement will enhance workforce training and increase the mobility of skilled workers, meaning more opportunities for workers in the manufacturing sector, and ensure that employers in both provinces – each located at one end of Canada – have access to the qualified workforce they need.

Premier Stephen McNeil and Premier Christy Clark signed an agreement in principle on July 17.
“This is a perfect partnership, and one in which our economies and our workers will benefit,” said Premier McNeil. “Working together we will deliver top notch training for our skilled trades workers and help ensure our respective labour market needs continue to be met as these industries grow.”

British Columbia and Nova Scotia will prepare a memorandum of understanding to implement the agreement. A co-ordinated training strategy will make it easier for skilled trades workers to move between the two provinces for work.