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  1. As the Canadian economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, workers are facing new challenges. Residents of Prince Edward Island and all Canadians need access to training and employment supports to develop new skills and find good jobs.
  2. The Workforce Integration Fund is one of the targeted measures implemented by the Government of Prince Edward Island as a result of investments through the Workforce Development Agreements. To date, 14 innovative projects have been supported by the Fund. These include:
  3. Additional space will enable Pugwash social enterprise to create more vocational opportunities for adults with disabilities
  4. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the everyday lives of Canadians, particularly young people who are facing unprecedented challenges, with fewer jobs, disruptions in their studies and overall uncertainty of the future.
  5. Escuminac, Hardwicke and Pointe-Sapin’s fish and seafood processors navigating toward recovery
  6. Escuminac area fish and seafood processors get support from the Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund
  7. Government of Canada to outline support for fish and seafood sector in Escuminac area
  8. Modern digital communications have been changing the way we work for decades, and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace of this change. The Government of Canada knows that labour protections must continue to evolve to ensure safe and decent working conditions for all workers.
  9. The Government of Canada continues to help and support Canadian families and workers struggling to make ends meet because of the COVID 19 pandemic. Over the past year, this support has included the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, the Canada Emergency Student Benefit, three recovery benefits and a more flexible and accessible Employment Insurance (EI) program.
  10. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada acted to protect Canadians and workers. Temporary foreign workers (TFWs) have played an important role in ensuring our food security for decades, and especially during this pandemic. Their continued safety and timely entry into Canada is essential to our economy, and they deserve to be safe.
  11. Government of Canada to outline support for fish and seafood sector in Western Nova Scotia
  12. New Dawn to forge connections between Cape Breton University students, communities, businesses
  13. Arif Virani, Member of Parliament for Parkdale—High Park and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will announce Union Training and Innovation Program funding to help Canadians become certified in skilled trades.
  14. In order to help maintain a robust workforce and better position our country for a strong economic recovery, the Government of Canada is investing in the skilled trades to ensure that Canadians have the training they need to access good, well-paying jobs. The government is making targeted investments, so that key groups facing barriers—like women, newcomers, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and Black and racialized Canadians—can better find work in the skilled trades through projects led by unions and their partner organizations.
  15. As the Canadian economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, workers are facing new challenges. Residents of Manitoba and all Canadians need access to training and employment supports to develop new skills and find good jobs.
  16. Terry Beech, Member of Parliament for Burnaby North–Seymour and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will announce Union Training and Innovation Program funding to help Canadians become certified in skilled trades.
  17. Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs now and into the future. On International Women’s Day, we recognize that women have been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, facing job losses and shouldering the burden of unpaid care work at home. Taking steps to include young women in Canada’s recovery and working to create a stronger, fairer and more inclusive country will continue to be important.
  18. The YESS is a Government of Canada initiative delivered in collaboration with 11 federal departments and agencies, including Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Through the YESS, the Government of Canada helps young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market. ESDC’s YESS program supports organizations that provide job placements and skills development services to young people, as well as a broad range of supports such as job coaching, mental health support, clothes for job interviews, day care services for parents and subsidized Internet access to help with job searches.
  19. The Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement for International Women’s Day
  20. As the Canadian economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, workers are facing new challenges. Residents of New Brunswick and all Canadians need access to training and employment supports to develop new skills and find good jobs.
  21. Federal, provincial and territorial labour ministers met virtually today to discuss important workplace issues. The meeting was chaired by the federal Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, to discuss the challenges posed by the pandemic, Canada’s possible ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019, as well as the harmonization of occupational health and safety standards.
  22. On International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day – February 28, 2021 – the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is encouraging workplaces across Canada to help spread awareness on preventing these debilitating injuries in the workplace.
  23. Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions invites media representatives to a chat during which the discussion will focus on issues, challenges and opportunities around regional economic development in a post-pandemic context. On this occasion, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED, will converse with Monique Leroux, Chair of the Industry Strategy Council of Canada; Véronique Proulx, President and CEO of Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec; and Charles Milliard, President and CEO of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, on their vision and actions to be taken in the context of Quebec’s economic recovery.
  24. Today, the Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement regarding the collective bargaining negotiations between the Syndicat des débardeurs, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 375 and the Maritime Employers Association:
  25. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, will announce important project funding, resulting from the 2020 Union Training and Innovation Program call for proposals. She will be accompanied by Randeep Sarai, Member of Parliament for Surrey Centre.
  26. Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs in the future. That is why the Government of Canada is continuing to take strong action to ensure that young Canadians have the supports they need to move forward from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and successfully plan for their careers.
  27. Canadians know that safe, healthy and respectful workplaces are good for everyone. That is why the Government of Canada continues to support workers, unions and employers to advance the goal of achieving harassment and violence-free federally regulated workplaces. By supporting harassment and violence prevention projects throughout Canada, we create workplaces where Canadian workers can achieve their potential. This is good for workers, unions, employers and the Canadian economy.
  28. All Canadians should be able to achieve their full potential in the workplace. While great strides have been made to foster safer, more equitable and effective workplaces where everyone feels welcome and valued, there is still more work to do. Ongoing collaboration is essential in making Canadian workplaces safer, healthier and more inclusive for the good of workers, unions, employers and the economy.
  29. The Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, Filomena Tassi, will announce the launch of a new violence and harassment prevention training program that will benefit British Columbia’s 10,000-person waterfront workforce.
  30. As the Canadian economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, workers are facing new challenges. The residents of the Northwest Territories and all Canadians need access to training and employment supports to develop new skills and find good jobs.
  31. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, provinces and territories are announcing further restrictions to slow the spread of the virus. The Government of Canada continues to provide certainty to people who are out of work or working less hours due to the pandemic through Recovery Benefits and a more flexible and accessible Employment Insurance (EI) program.
  32. Ensuring that young people and Canadian employers have the supports they need to succeed and stay strong is key to driving our communities forward as we begin economic recovery.
  33. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed three online courses to help employers, managers, and employees in federally regulated work places understand their specific roles and responsibilities in accordance with the Canada Labour Code, Part II, including the Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations that came into force on January 1, 2021.
  34. As the Government of Canada continues to address the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19, it is also working toward a strong economic recovery that will create new jobs and opportunities for workers and businesses alike.
  35. Government of Canada invests in key sectors to help boost economic recovery and create jobs