Programs and policy development

From Employment and Social Development Canada

Employment and social development programs and policies and activities related to their development to support the Government of Canada. This includes consultations, frameworks, plans and research.


Skills and employment

  • Employment Insurance
  • Labour Market Development Agreements
  • Canada Job Fund Agreements
  • Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities
  • Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
  • Youth Employment Strategy
  • Targeted Initiative for Older Workers
  • Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities
  • Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy
  • Skills and Partnership Fund
  • First Nations Job Fund
  • Job Bank
  • Sectoral Initiatives Program
  • Literacy and Essential Skills
  • Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship (Red Seal Program)
  • Apprenticeship Grants
  • Foreign Credential Recognition Program
  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program


  • Canada Student Loans and Grants and Canada Apprentice Loans Program
  • Canada Education Savings Program


  • Labour Relations
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Labour Standards and Equity
  • International Labour Affairs

Income security

  • Old Age Security
  • Canada Pension Plan
  • Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits
  • Canada Disability Savings Program
  • National Child Benefit

Social development

  • Homelessness Partnering Strategy
  • Social Development Partnerships Program
  • New Horizons for Seniors Program
  • Canada Child Benefit
  • Enabling Accessibility Fund
  • Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children

Service network supporting government departments

  • Service Network Supporting Government Departments
  • Delivery of Services for Other Government of Canada Programs
  • In-Person Points of Service

Delivery of services for other government of Canada programs

  • Passport
  • Other government department programs

Policy initiatives

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