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Adults with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and children under 18 are now eligible to apply to the Canadian Dental Care Plan

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities joined the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth and the Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business, to announce that eligible children under the age of 18 and adults with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate can now apply for the Canadian Dental Care Plan.


Government of Canada to make an announcement about dental care

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Terry Beech, Minister of Citizens’ Services, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, will make an announcement in Vancouver about the Canadian Dental Care Plan.


Government of Canada continues to take action to protect Temporary Foreign Workers, non-compliant employer penalties increased by 36%

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program continues to play an important role in Canada’s economy. It enables Canadian employers to temporarily fill labour and skills shortages when qualified Canadians and permanent residents are not available, while protecting foreign workers during their stay in Canada.


Temporary Foreign Worker Program Compliance Regime

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

Ensuring the health and safety of temporary foreign workers is a key priority of the Government of Canada. While working in our country, temporary foreign workers have the same rights and protections as Canadians and permanent residents under applicable federal, provincial, and territorial employment standards and collective agreements.


National Seniors Council Report Recommends How Federal Government Can Further Support Canadians Aging at Home

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Today, Canada’s Minister for Seniors, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr. and the Minister of Health, the Honourable Mark Holland, welcomed a new report from the National Seniors Council (NSC) examining measures to further support Canadians aging at home, titled Supporting Canadians Aging at Home: Ensuring Quality of Life as We Age.


Government of Canada invests in mental health and crisis services for children and young people in Canada

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities and the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, highlighted funding in Budget 2024 of $7.5 million over three years to support Kids Help Phone (KHP) in its work providing mental health, counselling, and crisis support to young people.


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