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Government of Canada proposes new regulations to improve protection of temporary foreign workers 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for further action by the Government of Canada and its partners to improve the protection of temporary foreign workers. Year after year, these workers come to Canada to support our agriculture and agri-food industry and contribute greatly to Canada’s food security. Their hard work and expertise has been instrumental over the years and especially during the pandemic, and they deserve to be safe.


Providing support to close to 650 young people in St. John’s and the Atlantic region 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs now and into the future. This is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments in young people, to ensure they have the supports and opportunities needed to build long and successful careers.


Federal, provincial and territorial ministers meet to discuss collaboration on the well-being of persons with disabilities

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers* Responsible for Social Services met virtually today. Participating ministers discussed improving collaboration to support persons with disabilities. Today’s meeting was co-chaired by the federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough and the Minister of Social Development for New Brunswick, Bruce Fitch.


Government of Canada highlights support for youth in Newfoundland and Labrador to launch meaningful careers

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, will meet virtually with Choices for Youth in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, to discuss their project funding. She will be joined by the Minister of Natural Resources, Seamus O’Regan, and the Minister Responsible for Labour of Newfoundland and Labrador, Bernard Davis.


Canada Child Benefit increases once again to keep up with the cost of living

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Every child deserves the best possible start in life. That is why the Government of Canada introduced the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) five years ago to help give families a fair chance at success. Since then, each year the CCB has provided almost $25 billion in tax-free support to about 3.5 million families. This support has helped lift nearly 435,000 children out of poverty, grown the middle class, and put more money in the pockets of 9 out of 10 Canadian families compared to the previous suite of child benefits.


Minister Hussen to make an announcement about the Canada Child Benefit

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, will announce how the Government of Canada is improving the Canada Child Benefit to better help middle class families and those working hard to join the middle class. Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga, will accompany the Minister.


Employment Insurance consultations to be launched later this summer 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has taken decisive action to provide Canadians with the support they need to stay safe and healthy. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit and, later, the Canada Recovery Benefits have been important lifelines for many Canadians workers and their families during these unprecedented times.


Providing support to 232 young British Columbians facing barriers to employment 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs now and into the future. This is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments in young people, to ensure they have the supports and opportunities needed to build long and successful careers.


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