In terms of retraining Canadians and whether we have a plan there, I think the diagnostic of the changing labour market and the need for a changing skill set and Canadians' need for mobility, not just in terms of physical mobility but also in skills mobility and transferable skills, are sort of driving the skills agenda and the training agenda.
On the transfer side, for example, we do have forward transfers that provide, as I said, $3 billion to the provinces and territories, which are primarily responsible for the training system.
Over the summer, and also in the previous two years, I have to say, we have been doing extensive consultations with Canadians on what this transfer architecture should look like, to allow for up-skilling, retraining, helping those who are new to the labour market, or you name it. It's to really help all Canadians. We want to know if we have the right architecture in place.
Through these consultations it was shown that really the flexibility of the transfers that we currently have in place is something we need to look at. When it comes to retraining, if you fall within the specific parameters for a transfer, you're eligible for retraining. If you don't fall within those specific parameters, you're out of luck. There's a certain rigidity around the training system that we need to look at, and Canadians have told us we need to build in more flexibility for that.
On top of that is this whole idea of innovation, making sure that we're always staying on top of the best approach to training to help Canadians move on. In addition to that, I would say that when it comes to retraining and re-skilling, it's essential skills, foundational skills, that are really important. We've heard that a few times. Your success in retraining and being flexible depends on the foundational skills that you have. Those are is really your ticket to being mobile in the labour market.
Do we have a plan in place?