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MCAC and CIPH advocate for tax incentives for skilled trades training and new technologies for industry

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In August, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating submitted a pre-budget submission to the federal government in advance of the federal election and the release of the 2020 federal budget. In it, both organizations outlined the importance of skilled trades and new technologies as key to addressing climate change.

The groups recommended:

  1. That the federal government invest in apprenticeship training and completion incentives to encourage replacement of the skilled trade workforce essential to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  2. That the federal government increase the budget for programs promoting careers in the skilled trades with an emphasis on trades that will play an important role in addressing the climate emergency.

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