(THIS PROGRAM IS GIVEN IN ENGLISH ONLY)
The Application Process
The Canadian Labour Congress sponsors a special school for Canadian unionists – the Labour College of Canada.
In Quebec, the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ) administers the CLC funds for education purposes and offers a wide range of courses.
The new format for the CLC Labour College of Canada consists of five weeks: one week in the regions and four weeks nationally. The program is multi-disciplinary consisting of four interrelated courses: Economics, Political Science, Labour History and Labour Sociology. The week-long course in the regions is Labour Law.
Prospective participants apply directly to the Labour College of Canada where their applications will be assessed against defined criteria. The College will send the assessment to each candidate’s union. In turn, each union will advise the College of those candidates that they will sponsor for the session of the College.
PSAC approves applications based on CLC acceptance once a year (memo goes out once a year between June and July). The PSAC sets up a committee to review all applications to select the recipients. The PSAC has $75,000 per year in its budget to fund five (5) participants.
UTE offers one scholarship per year for the Marguerite Stonehouse Memorial Scholarships. For further details on expenses allowed, see Regulation 23. The UTE scholarship is determined by the rank given to the candidates by PSAC's selection committee.