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.
COVID-19: Service Canada Centres
You do not need to go to a Service Canada Centre for service.
Complete a service request form online. A Service Canada officer will call you back within 2 business days. If your request cannot be completed over the phone, you will be offered an appointment to visit a Service Canada Centre.
Please read our latest notices:
- November 2020 - Resumption of Monthly Statement of Accounts
- June 2020 – Hazardous weather: Important notice
- April 2019 - Fraudulent text messages and calls from Service Canada or 1 800 O-Canada
- Spring 2020 – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
- November 2019 – Data Breaches: How to protect your SIN
- Information for employees
Services and information
Benefits, Canada EI Commission, Wage Earners Protection Program, and economic regions.
Payment dates for recurring Government of Canada benefit payments.
Job opportunities, work permits, Social Insurance Number, criminal record checks and security clearances.
Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security pension and related benefits, the Canadian retirement income calculator and retirement planning.
Maternity and parental leave, Employment Insurance, Canada Child Benefit, and survivor's pension.
Pensions, child benefits, savings plans, education funding, and gas tax refund program.
Temporary foreign workers, employer compliance and ineligibility.
Explore careers by education program, apprenticeship, and training programs.
GST/HST housing rebate, buying a home, and financial assistance to fix your home.
Grants and contributions that support jobs, training, and social development.
Labour laws, workplace standards, health and safety standards and labour relations.
Student financial assistance for college and university; apprenticeship, continuing education, co-op, and internships.
Our mandate, portfolio, partners, access to information and transparency.
Benefits for Indigenous Peoples, active Forces members, veterans, people with a disability, retirees, and victims.
Evaluations, audits, annual reports, and other departmental and program reports.
Promotional campaigns and initiatives led by ESDC.
What we are doing
- Share your thoughts: Temporary Foreign Worker accommodations
- Consultation on Pay Equity Regulations
- Share your ideas: Canada’s National Strategy for the 2030 Agenda
Service Canada client experience surveys
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
Roster of investigators – Apply now
Canada is creating a nation-wide roster of workplace harassment and violence prevention investigators. Apply now!
Apply for Canada Summer Jobs funding today!
Application period for Canada Summer Jobs funding is now open to employers
Wherever they decide to go, we can help you get them there
Funding is available to support your child’s future studies.
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