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Starting the summer with new jobs and opportunities across Canada

GATINEAU, Quebec – The Government of Canada is releasing details about new projects and programs creating jobs and opportunities in every province and territory. This includes 24 new projects that will help under-represented Canadians improve their employability skills. It also includes a provincial and territorial overview of the successful Canada Summer Jobs program that is …

Government of Canada helps more communities to prevent and reduce homelessness

GATINEAU, Québec – The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today provided further details regarding the increase in funding to the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) that was announced as part of Budget 2016 support for social infrastructure. The additional investment will provide communities across Canada with the flexibility and support they …

Results are in: 77,000 jobs approved for funding through Canada Summer Jobs

OTTAWA, Ontario – Canada’s prosperity will increasingly depend on young Canadians getting the education and the experience they need to prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Now more than ever, it is important that young Canadians have access to meaningful work at the beginning of their careers. Today, the Prime Minister, The Right …

Supporting employment opportunities for indigenous Canadians

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Saskatchewan – The Government of Canada is providing more support to Indigenous employment and training organizations serving Indigenous people across Canada. The goal is to increase opportunities for Indigenous people to develop their skills and access support services they need to get jobs and succeed in the labour market. The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, …

The Government of Canada launches consultation to improve Employment Insurance services

OTTAWA, Ontario – Millions of Canadians rely on the Government of Canada to provide them with easy access to the services and benefits to which they are entitled. They expect quality and fast service from their government – whether the service is provided online, over the phone or in person. According to Service Canada data, …

Investing in jobs and opportunities in western Canada

GATINEAU, Quebec – The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced today new projects aimed at helping Canadians and refugees in western Canada get the skills needed to overcome barriers to employment. The funding, which totals more than $1 million, will be provided to several organizations in British Columbia, Alberta and …

Government of Canada recognizes contributions of older workers in the workforce

OTTAWA, Ontario – The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, spoke today about the importance of encouraging and supporting the ongoing participation of older workers in society at the Age‑Friendly Business Initiative Forum, hosted by the International Longevity Centre (ILC) Canada and the University of Ottawa. Minister Duclos recognized the valuable …

Creating jobs and investment for Canadian youth

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour today encouraged youth and employers to take advantage of Budget 2016 enhancements which will help young Canadians get the skills and experience they need to transition to the workplace. The Government of Canada is investing over $165 million in the Youth …

Canada Summer Jobs 2016: More employers applying to hire students this summer

GATINEAU, Quebec – The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced today that a record number of applications have been received under Canada’s newly expanded Canada Summer Jobs program. The Minister announced today that the number of employers interested in hiring students this year has soared by almost 30 percent. In …

Government of Canada helps seniors and families through new community projects across country

OTTAWA, Ontario – The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today announced a new partnership with stakeholders through the Social Partnership Initiative in Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC). As part of the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013–2018: Education, Immigration, Communities, and funded through the Social Development Partnerships Program (SDPP), the …