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Minister Gould to participate in a joint announcement on support for families in Nova Scotia

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Karina Gould, along with the Prime Minister of Canada the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, will virtually join Premier of Nova Scotia Tim Houston and Nova Scotia Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Becky Druhan, to make an early learning and child care announcement. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Sean Fraser will also be in attendance.


Minister Gould appoints new members to Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ National Advisory Committee

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced the appointment of five new members to Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ National Advisory Committee. The National Advisory Committee plays an important role in supporting the Minister by recommending award recipients.


Legislation to provide ten days of paid sick leave and enhance protections for health care workers receives Royal Assent 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Over the past year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a number of issues facing Canadians in their workplaces. For too long, many Canadians have been forced to choose between going to work sick or paying their bills, while others, particularly health care workers, have experienced or feared intimidation while attempting to provide or access health services. That’s why the Government of Canada took action by introducing Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code, which will provide ten days of paid sick leave to all federally regulated private sector employees and enhance protections for health care workers and those accessing health services. The legislation also amends bereavement leave under Part III of the Canada Labour Code to provide up to eight weeks of leave for employees who lose a child or experience a stillbirth.


Amendments to the Canada Labour Code to provide ten days of paid sick leave

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

The Government of Canada has authority to legislate paid sick leave, via Part III of the Canada Labour Code, for the federally regulated private sector. This sector includes about 955,000 employees (or approximately 6% of all Canadian employees) working for 18,500 employers in industries such as banking, telecommunications, broadcasting and inter-provincial and international transportation (including air, rail, maritime and road transportation), for federal Crown corporations, as well as for certain activities on First Nations reserves.


Backgrounder: List of Successful Projects

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council Project Name: Tourism Workforce Recovery: Helping Restore 100,000s of Jobs and Build Resilience Location: Ottawa, ON Funding Amount: $3,965,209


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