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Canada provides funding for skilled trades careers

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Gatineau, Que. – The federal government has launched a call for proposals that will provide more than $25 million exclusively in the 2023-24 fiscal year for projects to support approximately 25,500 apprentices.

Unions representing Red Seal workers are eligible to apply.

For this year only, organizations managing training trust funds for Red Seal workers, community colleges, technical institutions, and training providers that deliver technical training to apprentices as part of a curriculum for a Red Seal trade will also be able to apply. This is to ensure as many Canadians as possible can access training that will help them find a good job in the skilled trades, according to a news release from Employment and Social Development Canada.

Applications from unions will be given priority in the assessment process.

Selected projects will help improve the quality of training for apprentices through the purchase of equipment and materials and support the development of environmental skills in the Red Seal trades.

The deadline to apply for funding is Sept. 21, 2023.

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