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Policy Briefing: Youth Issues
More provinces should follow the lead of B.C. and Nova Scotia and introduce classes on computer coding, says Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Preparing young Canadians for the jobs of tomorrow

Opinion|Navdeep Bains
Programs such as internships, apprenticeships, and co-op placements should be expanded across the country.
'A lot of what we’re trying to do is to say, look, where are the good-paying jobs available?'
Coding in elementary classrooms is only now starting to take hold in Canada. Employers say it’s needed to produce the talent they need.
Small businesses, the biggest employer of young workers, will have to cut jobs to cover taxes.
The chair of a panel on youth employment calls on policy-makers to better appreciate the challenges facing young Canadians.
Many of the tools that allow the government to cool the real estate market also make it tougher for young Canadians to borrow enough to buy a home.
In 2014, Trudeau asked the Conservative government what it would do to improve life for Canadian youth. Today, I call on him to answer that same question.

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