Free Training pre-apprenticeship program for women

YWCA Toronto, in partnership with Centennial College, offers a 33–week pre-apprenticeship Electrician: Construction and Maintenance training program for women. Continue reading

Canada announces improved access to financing for Canadian small businesses

Under the Plan’s Small Business Lens, Canada has also helped save an estimated $75 million annually in administrative and compliance costs for over 5,000 small businesses. Continue reading

Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne Wraps up 10-day Tour of Colleges and Universities

This school year, Ontario’s 30% Off Tuition grant will help about 230,000 college and university students save up to $1,780 in tuition for degree programs and $820 for diploma and certificate programs. The province has indexed Ontario maximum student aid levels annually to inflation, starting with the 2015-16 school year. Continue reading

Ontario Partners With Linamar – Investment Will Create 1,200 New Jobs

Linamar is a global auto parts manufacturer based in Guelph. The company is investing in its research and development facilities to enhance the long-term competitiveness of its Ontario operations. The total investment is valued at $506.8 million, which will include $50.25 million in support from Ontario. Continue reading

Improving Mental Health for Postsecondary Students in Ontario

Ontario is supporting 14 projects that will help more postsecondary students get access to mental health services faster. Continue reading

Ontario Increases Wages for Early Childhood Educators – Investing in High-Quality Child Care

Starting January 2015, Ontario is implementing a wage increase of $1 per hour for eligible child care workers in the licensed child care sector. Another wage increase is set for next year. Continue reading

Canada Apprentice Loan

Canada recognizes that apprenticeship training plays a key role in Canada’s post-secondary education system and provides vital skills and knowledge necessary to power and grow the Canadian economy. Canada is also aware that a number of employers in Canada cannot meet demand for skilled labour in specific sectors. In fact the Conference Board of Canada predicts that Canada will need one million additional skilled workers by 2020. Continue reading

Go Global: Supporting Export Success

Join International Trade Minister Ed Fast, and experts from all the Government of Canada export support agencies such as Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, Export Development Canada, the Business Development Bank of Canada and the Canadian Commercial Corporation at a unique workshop, delivered in partnership with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, designed to provide all the information needed to succeed in today’s international markets. Continue reading

YPSWA marks National Non-Smoking Week from January 18 – 24, 2015

Smoking is the leading cause of premature death in Canada. Each year, more than 37,000 Canadians die from diseases such as lung cancer, heart disease and several other serious ailments caused by smoking and second-hand smoke. Smoking also adds considerable strain to families dealing with resulting health problems, our communities and our health care system. Continue reading

YPSWA is active and successful at the International Farnborough Air Show

London – July 18, 2014 – Young Professionals and Skilled Workers Association (YPSWA) successfully participated in the International Farnborough Air Show, which takes place near London every two years and brings together all the industry’s players across the globe to showcase the latest technological innovations. This year, the show took place from July 14th to July 20th. Continue reading

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