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Government of Canada launches campaign to help Canadians upgrade their professional skills and succeed in their careers

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, announced the launch of the Upgrade Your Skills advertising campaign to inform Canadians about financial supports and programs available to help them gain the skills needed to succeed in today’s labour market. The campaign runs from February 5 until March 31, 2024, and targets youth (age 18 to 24) looking to start their career and adults (age 25 to 54) looking to upskill and change or improve their career.


Government of Canada to announce affordable child care spaces in British Columbia

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Physical Activity, will join the Honourable Mitzi Dean, British Columbia’s Minister of State for Child Care, to announce that additional child care spaces will move into the $10-a-Day ChildCareBC program.


Government of Canada announces the Inclusive Workplaces campaign to encourage employers to hire persons with disabilities

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Canada’s greatest resource is its people. Businesses and organizations benefit from having a diverse and inclusive workforce where all Canadians, including persons with disabilities, get the opportunity to put their talents to use and reach their full potential. That is why the Government is making significant and targeted investments in Canada’s workforce development—supporting Canadians in preparing for, obtaining and keeping good jobs, advancing in their careers or becoming self-employed.


Minister Boissonnault to highlight investments in building careers in the skilled trades for women and equity-deserving groups

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, will announce funding for the skilled trades in Windsor, Ontario, to improve the participation of women apprentices and apprentices from other equity-deserving groups facing barriers in the Red Seal trades.


Minister Boissonnault announces funding to support skills training for Indigenous people

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

A strong economy and healthy communities are created when everyone has a real and fair chance to succeed. When First Nations, Inuit and Métis are supported, not only are they developing their own skills and competencies, they are also helping their communities, now and into the future.


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