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First Notice: Hamilton LRT funds; nuclear collaboration; apprentice targets

First Notice: Hamilton LRT funds; nuclear collaboration; apprentice targets


Ontario ups support for Hamilton LRT 

The Ontario government today announced it will increase its financial commitment to the Hamilton LRT project from $1 billion to $1.7 billion, matching the pledge made earlier this week by the federal government. The combined funding of $3.4 billion will support construction of a 14-kilometre line from Eastgate Square through downtown Hamilton to McMaster University. Look for more coverage soon in the Daily Commercial News. 


Nuclear stakeholders sign collaboration agreement 

Three nuclear power stakeholders, the Ontario Power Generation’s Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and SNC-Lavalin, today announced a new collaboration agreement on nuclear decommissioning. The three organizations will “advance studies and planning that will help create Canadian jobs and cement nuclear’s role in creating a carbon-free future,” states a release. 


Apprenticeship Forum issues Red Seal targets 

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum says in a new report that over the five-year period from 2021 to 2025, an estimated 163,785 new journeypersons will be required to sustain workforce certification levels across 56 Red Seal trades in Canada. Canada will need a total of 375,026 apprentices to meet the anticipated demand. The registration target in Ontario is 148,988 and in Quebec it’s 21,254.

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