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Miller Applauds Provincial Skilled Trades Ads

Muskoka | by Matt Sitler  

Ontario is facing a serious labour shortage.

Local MPP Norm Miller is applauding the Province's move to attract more people to the skilled trades through new movie theatre and Tim Hortons TV ads.

Ontario is facing a serious labour shortage.

Over the first nine months of 2019, Ontario employers had on average 204,000 job openings across all occupations and industries

Miller says finding enough skilled works is a problem that many businesses in Parry Sound-Muskoka face and he's glad to see the government taking steps to address this growing problem.

The new advertising campaign reflects the passion of real skilled tradespeople in their work environments.

The government is also investing $75 million in three programs to expose high school students to the trades: $12.7 million in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, $42 million in the Specialist High Skills Major program and $20.8 million in a pre-apprenticeship program.

The ads will run digitally, in movie theatres and on Tim Hortons TV across the province.

(Photo of Norm Miller via Matt Sitler, Country 102)

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