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Reducing licensed child care fees for British Columbia families by 50%

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

For too long, families have faced high monthly child care fees, long waitlists and too few high-quality child care options. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting the implementation of a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, giving children the best possible start and making life more affordable for families across Canada.


Minister Khera to announce funding for projects to support seniors in Saskatchewan

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Saskatchewan to announce an investment in community-based projects through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. These projects will create opportunities for seniors to stay active in their communities. Minister Khera will also speak about the Government’s plan to make life more affordable for seniors.


10 days of paid sick leave now in force for nearly 1 million federally regulated workers across Canada

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Last year, the Government of Canada committed to providing 10 days of paid sick leave for workers in the federally regulated private sector. Access to paid sick leave keeps workers safe while ensuring that they do not lose pay— because no one should have to choose between staying home when they're sick or paying their bills.


Government of Canada announces recipients of Canada’s Volunteer Awards 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Canadian communities continue to thrive thanks to the generous efforts of the country’s 12.7 million volunteers. Through Canada’s Volunteer Awards, the Government of Canada recognizes those volunteers who go above and beyond to support their communities and their country.


Canada Summer Jobs 2023: Application period for employers begins today

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

A summer job plays an important role in a young person’s career. It puts money in their pockets for the rest of the year, and helps them get the skills they need to work toward a career of choice. The pool of capable, dynamic and diverse talent available to employers also increases during the summer months.


Canada Summer Jobs 2023

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, a federal commitment to help young people gain employment information, skills and experience. The strategy aims to support young people, particularly those from communities facing barriers to employment, as they transition into the labour market.


Nova Scotia achieves 50% reduction in child care fees through Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

For too long, families have faced high monthly child care fees, long waitlists and too few high quality child care options. That is why the Government of Canada, together with provincial and territorial partners, is making access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care a reality, giving children the best possible start and making life more affordable for families across Canada.


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