Federal budget: Training program gets mixed reviews

Critics worry about what final training program will look like, who it will benefit
By Melissa Mancini
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 04/08/2013

When the 2013 federal budget was announced on March 21, there was a lot of interest from employers in Ottawa’s new focus on training.

During budget week, the $300 million training program was touted as a collaborative program between the federal government, the provinces and employers.

It’s too early to tell whether the program will be effective. The devil is in the details and those details haven’t been laid out yet, said Corinne Pohlmann, vice-president of national affairs at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) in Ottawa.