The Honourable David Emerson was appointed by the Government of Canada to lead the review of Canada’s Aerospace and Space programs and policies. Mr. Emerson submitted his report to the Minister of Industry today. His report consolidated recommendations from numerous specialized industry working groups.
The Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA) was an integral part of the “People and Skills Working Group”. CCAA is pleased to see that Mr. Emerson has put forward three key recommendations for maintaining the aerospace workforce. The Canadian aerospace industry is facing a labour and skills crisis. Mr. Emerson’s report recognizes the importance of the issue and provides key recommendations to address it.
CCAA’s mission is to help ensure the industry has sufficient workers with the right skills, to allow for the projected growth. CCAA applauds the Government of Canada and the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry for this important initiative and for investing in, and recognizing the contribution of the industry to the current and future prosperity of Canada.
CCAA will continue to work with the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and industry, to implement the recommendations from Mr. Emerson’s report regarding the workforce and to address the ongoing skills development and labour shortages in the industry.
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