Aiming to create 60,000 STEM student work placements, Canada invests 73 million dollars

Posted on September 12, 2017

Here is good news from the Canadian government. Students of STEM will have nearly 60,000 work placements introduced in the next five years through the Student Work Integrated Learning Program. To make this initiative successful to the utmost level, the country aims to invest 73 million dollars.  This announcement was made official by Patty Hajdu, the Minister of Employment, Labour and Workforce Development.

As quoted by Canada visa, this initiative shall not only help post-secondary students of STEM obtain work experience and gain a quick adaptability to Canadian high-in-demand jobs but also bring collaboration between post-secondary institutions and Canadian employers.

Industry partners of the Government Bio Talent said that Canada’s 33% of Biotechnology firms face a shortage of skilled workers. The shortage of skilled workers does certainly have an impact on the firm success, irrespective of the company size. The CEO and President of Bio Talent, Reb Henderson stated that this opportunity of offering work placements to students while they are pursuing their studies will indeed strengthen the bio-economy of Canada and reduce the gap between the industry and academia.

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