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Employment Insurance sickness benefits

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits are an important measure for supporting workers who are in the difficult circumstance of having to temporarily leave their job due to illness, injury or quarantine. These benefits are available to qualifying claimants who are unable to work, and allow them time needed to restore their health before they can return to work.


Minister Gould to announce Nova Scotia child care fees reduction

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, along with Becky Druhan, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, will announce a reduction in the province’s licensed child care fees as part of the Canada-wide early learning and child care system agreement.


Government of Canada announces members of new National Advisory Council on Early Learning and Child Care

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Now, more than ever, increased access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive early learning and child care is crucial to meet the needs of children and families across Canada. That is why the Government of Canada is making a historic investment of $30 billion over five years to build a Canada-wide early learning and child care system in collaboration with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners


$10-a-day child care becoming a reality for families in Nunavut in December 2022

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

For too long, families have faced high monthly child care fees, long waitlists and a lack of child care options. Now, more than ever, increased access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care is crucial to meet the needs of children and make life more affordable for families across Canada.


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