Employer News

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  1. Today, the Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., issued the following statement to recognize International Equal Pay Day
  2. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, will be in Vancouver to announce funding for projects led by youth in partnership with organizations, to improve accessibility and disability inclusion in their communities.
  3. Canada’s economic recovery is well underway. We have recovered 115% of the jobs lost during pandemic. In fact, our economic growth is beginning to outpace the ability of some employers to find workers.
  4. The Government of Canada recognizes Quebec’s leadership in early learning and child care.
  5. Canada’s economic recovery is well underway. We have recovered 115% of the jobs lost during pandemic. In fact, our economic growth is beginning to outpace the ability of some employers to find workers. The country has faced shifting demographics, new technologies, and different practices, such as gig and part-time work. New sectors like green technology are growing rapidly. The ways we work, such as teleworking and digitalization, are creating more options for people. Now, more than ever, it’s critical that workers have the foundational and transferable skills they need to adapt, and thrive in the evolving workforce of today.
  6. Sustained economic growth in Atlantic Canada requires strong federal-provincial collaboration. Atlantic premiers and federal ministers are focused on addressing current and emerging issues to support the long-term economic growth in small and large communities across the region. .
  7. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, will be joined by the Honourable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, in Winnipeg, to announce a federal investment in a new local initiative that will provide skills training to workers in Manitoba.
  8. The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier Newfoundland and Labrador, will hold a press conference following a meeting of the Atlantic Growth Strategy Leadership Committee.
  9. No one should have to choose between staying home when they’re sick or being able to afford rent and groceries. However, as the pandemic has highlighted, too many Canadians have little or no access to paid sick leave. On December 17, 2021, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code (Bill C-3) received Royal Assent. This bill amends Part III of the Canada Labour Code to provide 10 days of paid sick leave to federally regulated private sector workers.
  10. The Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, issued the following statement today on World Youth Skills Day:
  11. Young people and students have a pivotal role to play in Canada’s economic recovery and future growth. In the run-up to World Youth Skills Day on July 15, the Government of Canada is highlighting the importance of equipping young people with the skills they need and remains committed to helping them gain relevant experience for an evolving job market.
  12. Federal, provincial and territorial ministers most responsible for early learning and child care gathered today to advance shared priorities in early learning and child care. The meeting takes place one year after the federal government signed the first Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement with British Columbia.
  13. The Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, will announce in Scarborough important investments to help young Canadians get the skills and training they need to get good quality jobs.
  14. Today, Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., met virtually with provincial and territorial labour ministers to discuss priorities in workplaces across Canada and collaboration with all levels of government to better support workers.
  15. Government of Canada to make an announcement on innovative Early Learning and Child Care practices in Manitoba
  16. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour, will be in Edmonton to participate in a roundtable discussion with union representatives. They will discuss how government and unions can work together to create good jobs and strong communities through Canada’s energy transition. The Minister will be accompanied by the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, and Gil McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of Labour.
  17. The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)’s Annual Report 2020-2021 is a factual and concise story of CIPO’s key achievements, structured around the strategic priorities from CIPO’s Five-Year Business Strategy 2017–2022. The report is tabled in Parliament by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development on a yearly basis.
  18. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), made the following statement about National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21:
  19. The skilled trades are at the centre of Canada’s economic recovery. Few industries are as essential to Canadians’ everyday lives. Smart investments are needed to support Canadians from all backgrounds in taking up apprenticeship training now, and kick-starting lucrative careers in well-respected skilled trades.
  20. 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.
  21. Persons with disabilities continue to face barriers in finding and keeping employment and many are unable to participate fully in Canadian society and the economy. That is why the Government of Canada is working with partners and the disability community to invest in programs and services that will help to increase the accessibility of workplaces and connect persons with disabilities to skills training and good jobs.
  22. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, will announce significant, new federal investments in the skilled trades while delivering remarks at the National Apprenticeship Conference in Halifax.
  23. Canada’s economy and future prosperity depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs now and into the future. That is why the Government of Canada is making historic investments in young people, to ensure they have the supports, skills and opportunities needed to build long and successful careers.
  24. The YESS, which is delivered by 12 departments and agencies across the Government of Canada, aims to provide more flexible employment services and enhanced supports to all young Canadians. Funding is provided to organizations that deliver a range of activities to help youth overcome barriers to employment and develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market. In 2021-22, the YESS Program helped about 45,000 youth.
  25. Government of Canada to announce support for organizations in Dartmouth
  26. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Jenna Sudds, will be in Moncton to highlight Youth Employment and Skills Strategy projects in New Brunswick.
  27. Safety and Health Week Launches with Live Virtual Event
  28. Now more than ever, skilled tradespeople are in high demand to fill well-paying jobs and build rewarding careers. The most recent projections estimate that about 700,000 skilled trades workers are expected to retire between 2019 and 2028, creating an ever-growing need to recruit and train thousands more. That is why the Government of Canada is making targeted investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  29. The Union Training and Innovation Program provides $25M annually to support union-based apprenticeship training, innovation and enhanced partnerships in the Red Seal trades. It has two streams of funding. Stream 1, Investments in Training Equipment, provides unions with up to 50% of the cost of new, up-to-date equipment and materials that meet industry standards or investments in new technology in the Red Seal trades. Stream 2, Innovation in Apprenticeship, provides support for innovative approaches and enhanced partnerships to address long-standing challenges limiting apprenticeship outcomes in Canada.
  30. Minister O’Regan will address the Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) Annual Conference in Ottawa
  31. All Canadians deserve a workplace free from harassment and violence. Recognizing that these behaviours persist, the Government of Canada continues to make significant investments to create safer, healthier and more supportive work environments for all federally regulated employees.
  32. Minister Ien launches Canada Summer Jobs hiring season
  33. Minister Gould announces Government of Canada investments in Early Learning Child Care in Alberta
  34. Pause, Reflect, and Remember on the National Day of Mourning
  35. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  36. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada is making targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  37. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada will make targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow the economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind. Today, Gary Anandasangaree, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Rouge Park and the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, visited the Malvern Family Resource Centre to highlight investments that will support making life more affordable for Canadians.
  38. Celebrate Safety and Health Week with Free Virtual Events
  39. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, for an important announcement highlighting Budget 2022’s investments to make life more affordable for Canadians.
  40. Minister Ien highlights investments to make life more affordable in Budget 2022. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, for an important announcement highlighting Budget 2022’s investments to make life more affordable for Canadians.
  41. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  42. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  43. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow the economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, was joined by Peter Leclaire, Vice President Academic from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), to highlight investments that will create good jobs and build a strong economy.
  44. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, clean our air and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  45. Reminder - Minister Ien highlights investments to create good jobs and build a strong economy in Budget 2022
  46. Minister Qualtrough to announce Budget 2022 investments to support workers in the skilled trades
  47. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind
  48. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the Government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind.
  49. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be at Gander International Airport to highlight Budget 2022 funding that invests in economic growth, innovation and the green transition.
  50. Minister Ien highlights investments to create good jobs and build a strong economy in Budget 2022