Doubling the Union Training and Innovation Program

The Canadian economy is showing signs of a strong recovery, but the boom in construction has led to a shortage in skilled workers.

A re-elected Liberal government will:

  • Double the Union Training and Innovation program to $50 million a year to support more apprenticeship training opportunities and additional partnerships in the Red Seal trades across Canada, and target more participation from women, Indigenous people, newcomers, persons with disabilities, and Black and racialized Canadians.
  • Move forward on our plan to establish a new Apprenticeship Service which will connect 55,000 first-year apprentices in Red Seal trades with opportunities at small and medium-sized employers.