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.
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.
Expands services within communities to increase awareness of and access to Service Canada's programs and services.
The Honourable Randy Boissonnault
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages
The Honourable Jenna Sudds
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
The Honourable Seamus O'Regan Jr.
Minister of Labour and Seniors
The Honourable Kamal Khera
Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities
The Honourable Terry Beech
Minister of Citizens' Services
The Honourable Marci Ien
Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and Seniors
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizens’ Services
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth
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