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Government of Canada supports Indigenous jobs in forestry sector

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

WD is supporting the launch of a virtual learning platform to match Indigenous workers with employment opportunities in British Columbia's forestry sector. This funding will support inclsuive growth opportunites in B.C.'s Indigenous communities.


Government of Canada supports emerging quantum technology sector

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

British Columbia has a considerable local competitive advantage in the quantum ecosystem, and is well positioned to become a world leader in the field. This technology will have significant impacts across many sectors including manufacturing, natural resources, finance, engineering, healthcare, defense, transport, telecommunications and life sciences.


Government of Canada to announce funding support for Western Canada’s quantum technology sector

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | media advisories

Terry Beech, Member of Parliament for Burnaby North – Seymour and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (B.C.), on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages will provide details on funding to support the development of British Columbia as a world leader in quantum technology.


Government of Canada announces support for University of Victoria to create Centre for Advanced Materials & Related Technology (CAMTEC) BioMedical Core

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

The life sciences sector has faced substantial equipment and training costs, which restrict companies from responding nimbly to challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, and opportunities to improve the health of western Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in increased access to critical infrastructure and training in the biomedical and life sciences sectors.


Government of Canada funding to support jobs and growth in Leduc-Nisku Region

| Western Economic Diversification Canada | news releases

Coal workers and their families must be front and centre in Canada’s transition towards a cleaner energy economy. That is why today, Parliamentary Secretary Terry Duguid announced more than $17 million to complete critical infrastructure that will create good middle-class jobs and boost investment in the Leduc-Nisku Region.


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