UnivCan, CICan release statements on Canada’s Fall Economic Statement

Universities Canada and Colleges & Institutes Canada have released statements in response to the Government of Canada’s Fall Economic Statement. Universities Canada has called for greater investment in research to foster Canadian talent and maintain Canada as a popular destination for global researchers. They also warned that Canada is behind other countries in making significant investments in research. CICan praised the provision of $802M for youth employment and skills building. They further praised the decision to make Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans permanently interest-free and to launch a Sustainable Jobs Training Centre leveraging the resources of postsecondary institutions across Canada. However, CICan also called for more funding for innovation and applied research and stated that there is a need for more infrastructure funding to support postsecondary institutions. UnivCan| CICan Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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