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Backgrounder: New pay transparency measures in federally regulated workplaces

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

In Budget 2018, the Government of Canada announced $3 million over five years, starting in 2018-2019, to address wage gaps in the federally regulated private sector through pay transparency measures. Further to this commitment and following consultations with stakeholders, the Government introduced an amendment to the Employment Equity Act (the Act) as part of An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and Other Measures (Bill C-97), which received Royal Assent on June 21, 2019.

Minister Qualtrough welcomes report by Future Skills Council that will help Canadians prepare for a changing and modern labour market

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Whether Canadians are looking for a job, working from home or changing how they work in order to respect public health guidelines, many are facing new challenges as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In order to tackle these challenges, we need to ensure Canadians have access to the tools they need to learn new skills in growing sectors, help them receive education and accreditation, and connect them to employers and good jobs.

Backgrounder : Future Skills Council and Future Skills Centre 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

In February 2019, the Government introduced Future Skills to help ensure that Canada’s skills development policies and programs are “future-fit.” It was created in response to recommendations by the Advisory Council on Economic Growth and the Forum of Labour Market Ministers. The Government is investing $225 million over four years, starting in 2018–19, and $75 million per year thereafter, in Future Skills

Backgrounder : Future Skills Council Report Overview 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

The Future Skills Council’s report, Canada – A Learning Nation, sets an ambitious vision of a thriving and dynamic workforce where everyone has a chance to succeed. It prioritizes lifelong skills development as key to building a skilled, agile workforce that is ready to shape the future of our country.

Government of Canada empowering Black Canadian communities 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada recognizes the contributions of Black Canadians and acknowledges the significant and unique challenges that Black communities face. That is why the Government has been investing in Black-led non-profit organizations through the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative, so that they can better serve their communities.

Government of Canada invests to help youth facing barriers to employment 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Canada’s future depends on our young people being able to get the good, well-paying jobs they need to succeed. That is why the Government of Canada is continuing to take strong action to provide the support they need to move forward from the impacts of the pandemic, and successfully plan for their future careers.

Backgrounder on pay equity

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

On October 29, 2018, the Government introduced the Pay Equity Act as part of Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2. On December 13, 2018, the bill received Royal Assent.

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