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Federal minimum wage to rise to $15 per hour on December 29

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Canada’s economic prosperity depends on everyone having a fair chance to succeed. For people employed in minimum-wage jobs trying to support themselves and their families, every dollar makes a difference. Whether it be at the grocery store, in their housing payments or simply making ends meet, affected workers will benefit from increased buying power when the minimum wage rises.

Canada Summer Jobs 2022: Application period for employers begins today

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on young job seekers, with marginalized youth continuing to be among those most disproportionately impacted. Canada’s employers are also facing extraordinary challenges hiring the staff that they need to help recover from the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. That is why our government is taking action to ensure that Canadian employers and young people have the supports they need to succeed, which is key to economic recovery.

Canada Summer Jobs 2022

| 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. This program aims to support young people, particularly those from communities facing barriers to employment, as they transition into the labour market.

Government of Canada promotes labour rights and better working conditions in Mexico

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), which came into force on July 1, 2020, includes progressive and enforceable labour provisions that will help improve working conditions throughout North America and ensure a level playing field for Canadian workers and businesses. As part of this work, the Government of Canada has committed to supporting Mexico’s labour reform by sharing knowledge and resources between governments as well as helping Mexican workers build the capacity to effectively exercise their labour rights.

The Government of Canada offers support to employers and youth

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, will be accompanied by her Parliamentary Secretary, Jenna Sudds, to announce the launch of the employer application period for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2022 program.

Government of Canada releases 2021 Annual Report from the National Advisory Council on Poverty: Recommendations will help Government of Canada meet its poverty reduction targets

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

In 2018, the Government of Canada made a historic commitment toward reducing poverty through Opportunity for All—Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy. The strategy included the creation of the National Advisory Council on Poverty and established ambitious poverty reduction targets aimed at building a Canada where every Canadian has a real and fair chance of success.

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