Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2023 Federal Budget

Key recommendations include:

  1. Enhance the capacity of Canada’s innovation intermediaries to boost performance within small- and
    medium-sized companies by investing $331 million over five years in the College and Community
    Innovation Program
  2. Renew support for experiential learning by making the Student Work Placement Program permanent
    and expanding eligibility to include post-secondary institutions and international students
  3. Strengthen awareness of and navigation to lifelong learning by ensuring Canadians have relevant labour
    market information on skills in demand, flexible financial supports to pursue training and guidance to
    available courses
  4. Relaunch a post-secondary infrastructure program that enables investments in green infrastructure,
    new technology and systems designed to develop a future-ready workforce