Employment and Social Development Canada
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) works to improve the standard of living and quality of life for all Canadians. We do this by promoting a labour force that is highly skilled. We also promote an efficient and inclusive labour market.
We have moved our services and information to Canada.ca
All of ESDC's Web content is now on Canada.ca.
Services and information
Benefits, Canada EI Commission, Wage Earners Protection Program, and economic regions.
Job opportunities, work permits, Social Insurance Number, criminal record checks and security clearances.
Retirement planning, public and registered pensions, RRSPs, RRIFs, retirement income calculator and more.
Pensions, child benefits, savings plans, education funding, and gas tax refund program.
Maternity and parental leave, Employment Insurance, Canada Child Benefit, and survivor's pension.
University, college, training, student loans and grants, scholarships, apprenticeship, and jobs.
Labour laws, workplace standards, health and safety standards and labour relations.
GST/HST housing rebate, buying a home, and financial assistance to fix your home.
Information about benefits and programs.
Payment dates for recurring Government of Canada benefit payments.
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A list of services offered by Employment and Social Development Canada.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- 2017-2018 Departmental plan
- Annual Report on the Administration of the Access to Information Act 2015-2016
- Quarterly Financial Report: Third trimester
- Info Source
- United Nations Convention on Rights for Persons with Disabilities
- Poverty reduction
- Taking action against harassment and sexual violence in federal workplaces
- Planned accessibility legislation
- Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program
- Apprenticeship Completion Grant
- Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
- Career Focus
Apply online for your retirement pension
Applying for the Canada Pension Plan retirement pension online is easy, simple and secure.
Help reduce poverty in Canada!
Join the discussion forum, take a survey, or share your story about reducing poverty in Canada.
Join the Advisory Committee on Poverty
Apply now by filling out a Nomination Questionnaire! You could help inform the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.
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