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Apply to become Canada’s next federal pay equity commissioner

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Pay equity is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to create fair, safe and inclusive workplaces today and in the future. Since the Pay Equity Act came into force in 2021, the Government of Canada has been working to ensure that it is applied fairly and effectively in our federal workplaces. When Canadians can count on equal pay for work of equal value, our economy grows stronger, families prosper and communities thrive.


The Repayment Assistance Plan

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

The Repayment Assistance Plan makes it easier for borrowers who are experiencing financial difficulties to repay the federal portion of their student or apprentice loans.


Government of Canada launches consultations on a pan-Canadian school food policy

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

One in five children in Canada are at risk of going to school hungry on any given day. School meal programs can help reduce hunger and food insecurity, improve children’s access to nutritious food, improve academic outcomes and achievement, and help support families by reducing food costs.


Apprenticeship Service 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | backgrounders

Apprenticeships offer a great way to get the hands-on work experience needed to pursue a career in the skilled trades. Employers play a fundamental role in Canada’s apprenticeship systems; however, many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do not always have the resources to offer apprenticeship training opportunities.


Minister Gould visits child care centre in Toronto to discuss fee reductions for licensed child care in Ontario

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Canadians know that access to affordable, high quality, flexible, and inclusive child care is vital for parents, families, and the economy. That is why the Government of Canada has laid out a plan to provide parents living in Canada with, on average, $10 a day child care for children under six years old. This plan will make life more affordable for families, create new jobs, get parents—especially women—back into the workforce, and grow the middle class, while giving every child a real and fair chance at success.


Federal government to announce new partnership to increase apprenticeships across Canada

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Marc Miller, will be in Gatineau to announce funding for the Native Women’s Association of Canada for a project that helps Indigenous women and Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals find apprenticeships with small and medium-sized enterprises.


Lower child care fees for Ontario families

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in Toronto to speak about recent child care fee reductions as part of the Canada-wide early learning and child care system. The Minister will promote the benefits to parents and providers of signing on to the Canada–Ontario Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.


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