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The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos will lead a Canadian Delegation for the 2018 United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Children, Families and Social Development will lead a Canadian Delegation in New York, for the 2018 United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to present Canada’s first Voluntary National Review report, which will highlight Canada’s progress to date on the 2030 Agenda.


Minister Duclos will lead the Canadian Delegation for the 2018 United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Canada is taking meaningful action to ensure prosperity, eradicate poverty and protect the planet. That is why Canada, and all member countries, adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. The Government of Canada strongly supports the efforts of the United Nations and is committed to working with its national and international partners to advance the 2030 Agenda and to build a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world.


Backgrounder: Changing demands of the workplace

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

Canada is home to a well-educated and highly skilled workforce, but rapid technological change and globalization are accelerating the need to learn and develop new skills. As the demands of the workplace change, so too must the skills that workers bring to their jobs. The Government of Canada is taking action to ensure that both employers and governments are more responsive to workers’ needs.


Government of Canada taking steps to protect workers’ health and safety 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced changes to the occupational health and safety regulations for workers exposed to grain dust and flour dust in federally regulated workplaces.


Government of Canada meets with Quebec employers on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program can help keep the economies of Canada and Quebec on good footing when certain industries struggle to find Canadians to fill their labour market needs. Today, the Honourable Jean Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, met with Quebec employers to discuss the TFW Program to ensure it continues to work for both employers and workers.


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