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  1. Terry Beech, Member of Parliament for Burnaby North–Seymour and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, accompanied by Ron McKinnon, Member of Parliament for Coquitlam–Port Coquitlam, will announce Youth Employment and Skills Strategy funding for projects that will help youth overcome barriers in the workforce.
  2. Social enterprise organizations are essential for building strong communities and an inclusive, resilient economy for all Canadians. That’s why the Government of Canada is investing to help the Horizon Achievement Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia improve its facilities and expand its support services for those who face barriers to employment.
  3. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all Canadian workers, but some groups – including women – have been disproportionately affected and their economic recovery has been slower. The Government of Canada recognizes that a robust and inclusive recovery is necessarily a feminist recovery as well and that supports such as child care are critical to achieving that goal. Investing in new training and employment supports for women, with a focus on removing barriers to accessibility and inclusion, will ensure that no one is left further behind and that everyone takes part in Canada’s economic recovery.
  4. The Women’s Employment Readiness (WER) pilot program was announced in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement and aims to strengthen training supports for those most affected by the pandemic. This pilot program will fund organizations to provide and test pre-employment and training supports for women. It will also include working with employers to reduce barriers to employing women.
  5. 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.
  6. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all Canadians, and young people—particularly young people with disabilities—have been especially affected. That is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments to ensure that they have the supports and opportunities needed to build long and successful careers.
  7. Today, the Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, the Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications (FETCO) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) issued the following joint statement today regarding the role that vaccination can play in workplace health and safety
  8. The Enabling Accessibility Fund supports the capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces.
  9. Over the past two decades, Canada’s labour force has seen greater numbers of people staying in the work force longer. However, widespread ageist views may be responsible for persistent negative beliefs and attitudes about older workers and their role in the workforce.
  10. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all Canadians, but especially on young Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments to ensure that youth have the supports and opportunities they need to build long and successful careers.
  11. Government of Canada invests to help youth facing barriers to employment in Western Canada
  12. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all Canadians, but especially on young Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments to ensure that youth have the supports and opportunities they need to build long and successful careers.
  13. In order to help maintain a strong workforce and better position our country for a prosperous 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—such as 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.
  14. Minister Lebouthillier to announce investments under Canada Summer Jobs
  15. In Canada, diversity is our strength. That’s why the Government of Canada is building on progress under its Anti-Racism Strategy by demonstrating federal leadership, empowering Black communities, and building awareness and changing attitudes.
  16. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health and the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, are encouraging businesses and organizations to apply for free rapid tests for workplace screening projects. Workplace screening is another layer of protection for workers, the people they serve and their communities from COVID-19.
  17. Women entrepreneurs and business support organizations across Atlantic Canada gather virtually to discuss Budget 2021
  18. Women’s contributions to business are a major part of Canada’s economic success. However, women who are trying to start, grow and scale their own businesses face significant barriers to gaining full and equal participation in the economy. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the organizations that empower women by providing the necessary resources, mentorship and capital needed to grow successful businesses.
  19. Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to continue delivering financial support to businesses impacted by COVID-19.
  20. Today, the Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement regarding the Royal Assent of Bill C-29
  21. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.
  22. Safety and Health Week runs May 2-8 this year and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is taking celebrations virtual.
  23. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all Canadians, but especially on young Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments to ensure that youth have the supports and opportunities they need to build long and successful careers.
  24. Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people—particularly those facing barriers to employment—get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market. CSJ is delivered by Employment and Social Development Canada.
  25. The Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, David Lametti, and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Bill Blair, issued the following statement today on the National Day of Mourning:
  26. Today, the Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement regarding the situation at the Port of Montreal
  27. If passed, Bill C-29, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montréal, would end the ongoing work stoppage at the Port of Montreal, and provide the Maritime Employers Association and the Syndicat des débardeurs – CUPE Local 375 with a neutral mediation-arbitration process to resolve their disputes. The bill would come into force at 00:00:01 Eastern Daylight Saving Time on the day after it receives Royal Assent,
  28. 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.
  29. 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:
  30. Additional space will enable Pugwash social enterprise to create more vocational opportunities for adults with disabilities
  31. 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.
  32. Escuminac, Hardwicke and Pointe-Sapin’s fish and seafood processors navigating toward recovery
  33. Escuminac area fish and seafood processors get support from the Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund
  34. Government of Canada to outline support for fish and seafood sector in Escuminac area
  35. 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.
  36. 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.