Provinces launch labour mobility agreements

New deal eliminates province-specific training requirements
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/15/2014

The province with the best labour prospects has inked a new deal to improve labour mobility for skilled apprentices.

Alberta, the province that has time and again come out on top in Canada in terms of employment and labour opportunities, has partnered with Nova Scotia to ensure apprenticeship training is transferable between both provinces.

Other provinces are following suit. British Columbia and New Brunswick signed a memorandum of understanding to improve mobility for their apprentices. The Atlantic provinces also entered into an agreement alongside the federal government to harmonize apprenticeship requirements in the Maritime region over the next four years.