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Backgrounder: Increased costs for older seniors

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

Seniors face increased vulnerability as they age: they tend to have lower incomes, experience higher poverty rates, and often face health related expenses because of the onset of illness or disability. They are also more likely to face the possibility of outliving their life savings and are more at risk of widowhood. Research shows that the loss of a spouse or partner can lead to a significant decline in the standard of living of seniors, particularly among women.


Record number of Canada Summer Jobs now available for young Canadians

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all Canadians, but especially on young Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments to ensure that youth have the supports and opportunities they need to build long and successful careers.


Backgrounder: Canada Summer Jobs 2021

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people—particularly those facing barriers to employment—get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market. CSJ is delivered by Employment and Social Development Canada.


Joint Statement by the Minister of Labour, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on the National Day of Mourning

| Employment and Social Development Canada | statements

The Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, David Lametti, and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Bill Blair, issued the following statement today on the National Day of Mourning:


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