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Funding Available For Skilled Trades Training
On Friday the Government of Canada announced they will spend $40 million over three years in the Union Training and Innovation Program and have launched two calls for proposals. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply for funding through two streams: Stream 1: Investments in Training Equipment; and Stream 2: Innovation in Apprenticeship.

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U.S. Customs And Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler Program Enrollment Centres
Starting today, conditionally-approved Global Entry, SENTRI and U.S.-Mexico FAST applicants will be able to complete in-person interviews at most Trusted Traveler Programs enrollment centres in the United States. That said, NEXUS and U.S.-Canada FAST interviews at U.S. and Canadian enrollment centres will remain suspended until at least August 10. 

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Does Your Business Use AI Systems? If So, The OECD Wants To Hear From You! 
We are the lead organization in Canada for the Business at OECD. To support its work, the OECD has launched an AI survey intended to identify and share practical approaches and good practices to further inform the implementation of trustworthy AI systems. The deadline to complete the survey is this Friday, July 10. 

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Bank Of Canada Releases Business Outlook Survey—Summer 2020
This morning the Bank of Canada released its quarterly summary. Results from the summer Business Outlook Survey suggest that business sentiment is strongly negative in all regions and sectors due to impacts from the COVID‑19 pandemic and the drop in oil prices. Firms reported that weak demand is reducing both capacity pressures and expectations for price growth.

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