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  1. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, will be in Winnipeg to announce funding through the Foreign Credential Recognition Program that will provide internationally educated health professionals with the support and experience they need to pursue opportunities in Canada’s healthcare sector.
  2. The Government of Canada is modernizing and strengthening the way it delivers key statutory benefits to Canadians through the Benefits Delivery Modernization Programme.
  3. Good social policy cannot be created in a vacuum – it must be informed by both professional expertise and lived experience. This is why the Government of Canada’s Opportunity For All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy commits to the formation of a National Advisory Council on Poverty to provide advice on how the federal government can best address and reduce the impact of poverty on our citizens.
  4. The Government of Canada recognizes the national historic significance of Oliver Le Jeune, the first documented person of African ancestry to live permanently in Canada (New France).
  5. Ensuring the health and safety of temporary foreign workers is a key priority of the Government of Canada. These workers have the same rights to a safe workplace as Canadian citizens and permanent residents while in Canada.
  6. Community Business Development Corporations are at the heart of growing rural Atlantic Canadian economies
  7. Government of Canada to announce new initiative to tackle labour shortages in Southwestern Ontario
  8. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) plays a key role in ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. The CBSA announced today that charges have been laid against Brijesh Mishra, a citizen of India, for immigration-related offences.
  9. For 24 years, Canada enforced heavy restrictions on immigration from China through legislation commonly known as the Chinese Exclusion Act.
  10. The RCMP and the CBSA, with the assistance of several policing partners and non-government agencies, dismantled a human trafficking ring that was operating across Southwestern Ontario.
  11. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, will make an announcement to support tourism growth for a local hot spot in Trenton.
  12. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and the LAC Foundation invite members of the media to attend the 2023 Library and Archives Canada Scholar Awards ceremony.
  13. Supporting our economy for future generations will mean supporting the creation of jobs and positioning Canadians to take advantage of new opportunities.
  14. Saint John, New Brunswick, February 22, 2023— Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John—Rothesay, and Li Song, Vice-President of the Imperial Theatre’s Board of Directors
  15. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is highlighting this year's International Day of Women and Girls in Science by showcasing strong role models and taking part in various events and meeting with youth.
  16. Today, Wilson Miao, Member of Parliament for Richmond Centre on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced $1.2 million in funding to the United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society, commonly know as S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
  17. Temporary foreign workers are entitled to be informed about their rights in Canada. Therefore, the employer must provide the foreign worker with up-to-date information about their rights in Canada. The employer must provide this information on or before the first day of work, and in the worker’s language of choice (either English or French, the two official languages of Canada). The employer must also make this information available to the temporary foreign worker throughout their period of employment.
  18. Winkler, Manitoba, September 1, 2022—Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced more than $7.9 million in federal funding for the renovation of the Centennial Arena in Winkler, Manitoba.
  19. Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive
  20. Government of Canada to announce support for community organization in Halifax
  21. The CBSA gives tips this Civic Holiday long weekend for a smoother trip for travellers
  22. 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. .
  23. 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.
  24. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable David Joanasie, Minister for Community and Government Services for the Government of Nunavut, announced funding to support the planning of improved water and wastewater treatment in six Nunavut communities.
  25. Today, Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Jill Green, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Her Worship Kate Rogers, Mayor of Fredericton, announced funding for two projects focused on rehabilitating water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure within Fredericton.
  26. 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.
  27. Reminder - Parliamentary Secretary Brière to Announce Funding to Address Gender-Based Violence Towards Immigrant Women and Girls in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  28. Parliamentary Secretary Brière to Announce Funding to Address Gender-Based Violence Towards Immigrant Women and Girls in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Reminder - Minister Ien highlights zero-emission vehicles and clean technology investments in Budget 2022
  32. Minister Ien highlights zero-emission vehicles and clean technology investments in Budget 2022
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. The following projects will receive up to $26.5 million in funding under the Foreign Credential Recognition Program over the next three years:
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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).
  48. 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:
  49. 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.
  50. The Government of Canada is committed to fighting anti-Asian racism and ensuring inclusion and representation through policies and concrete actions.