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Government of Canada launches new Employment Assistance Services funding stream to strengthen the vitality of official language minority communities

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Official language minority communities (OLMCs) enrich our linguistic heritage and play a vital role in strengthening Canada's workforce and economy. The Government of Canada continues to promote the economic vitality and well-being of individuals in these communities by ensuring that they have the supports they need to find employment and succeed in their careers.


Backgrounder: Government of Canada Launches New Employment Assistance Services Stream

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

The new Employment Assistance Services (EAS) stream under the Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities (EF-OLMC) is one of the most important initiatives in the Government of Canada's Action Plan for Official Languages 2023–2028: Protection – Promotion – Collaboration to ensure that people living in OLMCs are able to find, obtain and maintain a job. Up to 43,000 Canadians will have access to these services annually, and these supports will be delivered by organizations that understand the unique needs of individuals who are part of OLMCs. Organizations have until June 20, 2024 to apply for funding.


Minister Boissonnault and Minister Sajjan to make a housing announcement

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, will be in Edmonton to make a housing announcement.


Minister Boissonnault to make housing announcement

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, will be in Edmonton to make a housing announcement.


Government of Canada to adjust temporary measures under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Workforce Solutions Road Map

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program experienced a surge in demand due to the post-pandemic economy, low unemployment rates, and record-high job vacancy rates in 2022. To address those labour shortages, the Program adopted a series of policy changes. With changing labour market conditions and declining job vacancies, the Government is adjusting the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to ensure the program continues to only be used in cases where there are no workers here in Canada that can fill the necessary role.


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