B.C. Premier Christy Clark led a delegation of B.C. cabinet ministers, Chambers and other business leaders to Ottawa last week. The trip’s focus was on jobs and training, and steps that B.C. and Ottawa can take together to develop and attract skilled labour to B.C.’s nascent liquefied natural gas industry.
Both the BC Chamber of Commerce and the Whistler Chamber of Commerce participated in the trip.
On the trip, B.C. and Ottawa committed to working with employers, unions, communities, Indigenous people, the education and training sector and domestic and international partners to address barriers to labour market participation, particularly barriers faced by youth and Indigenous people in B.C. The two governments also agreed to encourage more employers to participate and invest in skills training.