Employment and Social Development Canada
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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.
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.
Hiring streams and positions, employer compliance and obligations.
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 and view ideas: Consultation on the Employment Insurance Board of Appeal
- Ageism consultations: Share your thoughts and experiences
- Providing menstrual products in federally regulated workplaces
- Engagement on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan
- Share your thoughts: Creating a federal policy definition of “senior abuse” (Closed)
Service Canada client experience surveys
Let’s Talk Future Skills podcasts
Learn how you can be part of a skilled, agile workforce ready to shape the future
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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