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  1. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant barrier to achieving gender equality, and it is preventable. The Government of Canada is committed to preventing and addressing GBV in all its forms.
  2. Reminder - Parliamentary Secretary Brière to Announce Funding to Address Gender-Based Violence Towards Immigrant Women and Girls in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  3. Parliamentary Secretary Brière to Announce Funding to Address Gender-Based Violence Towards Immigrant Women and Girls in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  4. 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.
  5. 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, Yvan Baker, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, and the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, met with Baka Mobile to hear about their environmentally conscious company policies and highlight commitments to reaching net-zero emissions by making the switch to zero-emission vehicles more affordable.
  6. Reminder - Minister Ien highlights zero-emission vehicles and clean technology investments in Budget 2022
  7. Minister Ien highlights zero-emission vehicles and clean technology investments in Budget 2022
  8. Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is well underway. In February 2022, Canada added 337,000 jobs, bringing our unemployment rate to 5.5% - the lowest since the start of the pandemic. In fact, Canada’s economic recovery is outpacing the ability of many employers to find workers. To support Canada’s continued economic growth, the Government of Canada is focused on building a strong, resilient workforce in all sectors.
  9. The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program Workforce Solutions Road Map contains important measures to help address current job vacancies across many sectors and occupations, better protect temporary foreign workers, and further the Government of Canada’s ongoing efforts to rebuild the TFW Program.
  10. Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is well underway. In February 2022, Canada added 337,000 jobs, bringing the unemployment rate to 5.5%—the lowest since the start of the pandemic. In fact, Canada’s economic recovery is outpacing the ability of many employers to find workers, particularly in Quebec.
  11. The pandemic has resulted in worker shortages across many industries, including in the health sector. However, internationally educated health professionals too often face challenges in getting their credentials recognized in Canada in order to access quality jobs in healthcare. To prioritize getting skilled newcomers into the job markets where they are needed most, the Government of Canada is investing in projects that will help them put their education and skills to work sooner.
  12. The following projects will receive up to $26.5 million in funding under the Foreign Credential Recognition Program over the next three years:
  13. The pandemic has had a significant impact on the labour market causing worker shortages across many industries. To address the changing labour supply, the Government of Canada is investing in projects that will support the skills and employment needs of workers and employers by prioritizing underrepresented workers, to build a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  14. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on International Women’s Day. “Happy International Women’s Day! Today we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and girls, in all their diversity, who are breaking down barriers, lifting each other up, and making the world a better place.
  15. The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, will deliver remarks during a ceremony to honour the recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case. The Governor General will celebrate four Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of gender equality.
  16. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), issued a statement in recognition of International Women’s Day.
  17. Update on Ukraine: We continue to actively monitor the events related to nuclear safety in Ukraine. Read our full statement for details on the coordinated effort.
  18. Canada is steadfast in its support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. We are prepared to act jointly with partner International Energy Agency (IEA) countries to maintain security of supply in energy markets.
  19. Throughout 2021, ACOA remained focused on the Government of Canada’s commitment to fight COVID-19 and its economic impacts, providing targeted sector support to help the region recover and rebuild a more resilient, inclusive economy for all Atlantic Canadians.
  20. In 2021, between January 1 and December 31, the Government of Canada, through ACOA invested more than $314 million in targeted support to help the region rebuild and recover from COVID-19, stimulate local economies, protect and create jobs, and grow an inclusive and resilient economy for all Atlantic Canadians.
  21. As Canada and countries around the world respond to the pandemic, key sectors in the economy continue to need more workers to build a strong workforce. This is particularly true in Quebec where the province continues to experience long-standing workforce recruitment challenges.
  22. Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, today issued the following statement regarding the audit of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW): Program by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG).
  23. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is working to rebuild the TFW compliance regime to help better protect temporary foreign workers (TFWs), taking into account the Auditor General’s recommendations and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ongoing activities to strengthen ESDC’s risk-based approach to target higher risk employers include:
  24. Temporary foreign workers (TFWs) are entitled to the same workplace conditions and rights as Canadians and their health and safety is a major priority for the Government of Canada.
  25. The Government of Canada is committed to fighting anti-Asian racism and ensuring inclusion and representation through policies and concrete actions.