Businesses will be expected to offer more hours of training to employees as the federal government pushes ahead with a new economic system designed to spur growth in a fast-changing global economy.
The new Canadian economic model, known as the “economic prosperity agenda,” says companies will need to provide more training and job training for workers to make it to the next level.
Businesses will also be expected get more business-friendly government policies such as a $25 minimum wage and higher tax rates, said Rob Ford, a former finance minister under former prime minister Stephen Harper.
The economic prosperity agenda says businesses need to offer new training and jobs to employees, including in order to increase productivity and attract more new business to Canada.
In recent months, the government has promised to boost the number of new jobs for the first time in more than a decade.
With files from The Canadian Press