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McKenna announces wage subsidies for aerospace sector

Catherine McKenna, Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, yesterday announced Career Focus wage subsidies for the aviation & aerospace industry.

April 28, 2017  By Government of Canada

Speaking during her visit to the Ottawa International Airport, MP McKenna said, “On behalf of the Government of Canada, it gives me great pleasure to announce that we are investing over $220,000 in a wage subsidy program to be administered by the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA), for the Ontario Aviation and Aerospace industry.

With this funding, at least 15 post-secondary graduates will get their first job in the industry, and an opportunity to develop their skills in aerospace manufacturing and the aviation industry.

These programs help connect youth with jobs while ensuring that local businesses benefit from the skills and talents of young Canadians – particularly in those industries that are key to Canada’s economic growth such as aviation & aerospace. The CCAA’s project is a concrete example of what can be achieved for youth by working in partnership with organizations across the country.”
Air Canada technical and training experts give Minister McKenna and CCAA executive director Robert Donald an airside tour at the Ottawa International Airport on April 25.
Robert Donald, CCAA executive director, remarked, “Career Focus programs funded by ESDC have assisted over 300 young people enter the industry’s demanding, high-skilled and high-value entry-level jobs, many of which turn into permanent positions. Likewise, it has helped hundreds of Canadian companies hire and train recent graduates by providing financial support during the initial year of employment. On behalf of CCAA, I would like to express sincere thanks to Minister Catherine McKenna, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and the ESDC for their vital support of our industry, and its workforce of the future.”



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