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Backgrounder: Extension of lay-off periods - Temporary measures under Part III of the Canada Labour Code

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent economic crisis, many employers in the federally regulated private sector have temporarily laid off their employees. While employers may have every intention of bringing employees back to work once the economy starts to pick up again, they may not know exactly when, and it may not be within the next few months.

Statement by the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour

| Employment and Social Development Canada | statements

Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour issued the following statement regarding the collective bargaining negotiations between the Canada Post Corporation and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers:

Youth leaders from across Canada help build more inclusive and accessible communities and workplaces

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

During these trying times it is increasingly important that youth remain engaged in their communities, as changes to routine and isolation can have a negative impact on their mental and physical well-being. Canada’s youth have an important role in creating meaningful change in their communities, and can gain valuable experience through community engagement.

Newly modernized Enabling Accessibility Fund issues a call for proposals

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the day-to-day obstacles that persons with disabilities face. Isolation, financial insecurity and barriers to employment disproportionately impact the quality of life of persons with disabilities, and the Government of Canada acknowledges that it must continue to work with partners across the country to build a more accessible and inclusive Canada.

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