03/11/2014 07:40 EDT | Updated 05/11/2014 05:59 EDT

Premiers to talk labour mobility, transportation at New West Partnership meeting

REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he wants to talk about labour mobility when he sits down Thursday with Alberta Premier Alison Redford and B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

It's the latest meeting in the New West Partnership, a trade agreement between British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Wall says right now the provinces don't recognize levels of apprenticeship in the trades.

He says the West could be the only region of the country that removes all the barriers so that one level of apprenticeship is recognized across all three provinces.

Wall says he hopes to get an agreement-in-principle and move on that immediately.

The premier says they'll also talk about transportation of goods across Western Canada ,which he says is a concern for Alberta, and there are port issues that are a priority for B.C.