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  1. The Government of Canada is making targeted investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build towards a net-zero emissions future.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Minister O’Regan will address the Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) Annual Conference in Ottawa
  5. A key part of Canada’s economic recovery is supporting businesses as they adapt, grow and move forward from the COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized businesses and the organizations that support them represent the backbone of regional economies. They generate quality local jobs and are a source of pride for their communities. To do so, businesses and entrepreneurs need a strong foundation, built on technological innovation, inclusivity, and clean growth to create the workforce of the future.
  6. A key part of Canada’s economic recovery is supporting businesses as they adapt, grow and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized businesses and the organizations that support them represent the backbone of regional economies. They generate good paying jobs and are a source of pride for their communities. To do so, businesses and entrepreneurs need a strong foundation, built on technological innovation, inclusivity, and clean growth to create the workforce of the future.
  7. The Government of Canada invests more than $1.8 million in four projects to support business growth in Sydney, including $1,476,900 from ACOA and $393,000 from NRC.
  8. Minister Ien launches Canada Summer Jobs hiring season
  9. Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney—Victoria, will make an announcement regarding support for business growth for four Sydney-area organizations.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. On April 13, 2022, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, delivered keynote remarks at the 2022 Canadian Nuclear Association conference. She spoke about the CNSC’s readiness to regulate small modular reactors (SMRs) and highlighted areas of focus for the successful deployment of SMRs in Canada.
  18. Reminder - Minister Ien highlights investments to create good jobs and build a strong economy in Budget 2022
  19. Minister Qualtrough to announce Budget 2022 investments to support workers in the skilled trades
  20. 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
  21. Minister Ien highlights investments to create good jobs and build a strong economy in Budget 2022
  22. 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.
  23. Government of Canada Budget 2022 invests in small businesses
  24. 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.
  25. Reminder - Minister Ien highlights zero-emission vehicles and clean technology investments in Budget 2022
  26. Minister Ien highlights zero-emission vehicles and clean technology investments in Budget 2022
  27. On April 5, 2022, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, delivered remarks at the United States Nuclear Industry Council Advanced Reactor Summit in Idaho. She provided an overview of the CNSC’s small modular reactor (SMR) readiness activities, including capacity building and pre-licensing activities. She also highlighted the importance of international harmonization and collaboration.
  28. Today, Minister of Seniors Kamal Khera, along with Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos, and Minister of Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement:
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. The following projects will receive over $8.7 million in funding under the Foreign Credential Recognition Program:
  34. Now more than ever, skilled tradespeople are in high demand to fill well-paying jobs and build rewarding careers. The most recent projections estimate 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 remove barriers and get more Canadians the apprenticeship training they need to build good, well-paying careers in the skilled trades.
  35. Today, the Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., issued the following statement regarding the collective bargaining negotiations between Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference.
  36. On April 1, 2022, the federal minimum wage will increase from $15.00 to $15.55 per hour. For those working in provinces or territories where the general minimum wage rate is higher, the higher rate will continue to apply.
  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 Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Honourable Karina Gould, will join the Honourable Wayne Ewasko, Minister of Education & Early Childhood Learning of Manitoba, to announce additional support for recruitment, retention of Early Learning and Childcare workers across Manitoba.
  40. In today’s world of work, the increased availability of mobile technologies and the rising number of Canadians working from home have blurred the lines between what it means to be “at work” and “not at work.” Workers are often required to be constantly available, which can impact their mental health.
  41. Diversity is Canada’s strength, and the Government of Canada is committed to creating more diverse and inclusive work environments where every Canadian has a fair and equal chance to reach their full potential. To mark the beginning of Black History Month, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour, highlighted projects that aim to remove barriers to employment for members of the Black community. The projects are funded through the Workplace Opportunities: Removing Barriers to Equity (WORBE) grants and contributions program.
  42. Now more than ever, as Canada recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, skilled tradespeople are in high demand to fill well-paying jobs and build rewarding careers. The most recent projections estimate 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.
  43. Skilled trades are a key component of Canada’s workforce and are vital to the strength and diversity of Canada’s economy. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, skilled tradespeople have been critical to essential sectors, and the demand for skilled tradespeople is expected to remain high over the next 10 years as Canada’s economy recovers.
  44. Whether it’s rebuilding from the COVID-19 pandemic or driving the clean economy of the future, workers will always be at the heart of Canada’s success. By supporting Canadian workers in gaining the skills they need for in-demand jobs we not only help employers in key sectors fill critical shortages, we set the entire economy up to thrive.
  45. 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.
  46. Workers and businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada has a plan to support hard-hit sectors, help businesses adapt and thrive, and give Canadians the skills they need to find good jobs as our economy continues to recover.
  47. The final funding amount for each project will be determined through the negotiation of a Contribution Agreement.
  48. Today, the Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., met virtually with United States Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh.
  49. The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), which came into force on July 1, 2020, includes progressive and enforceable labour provisions that will help improve working conditions throughout North America and ensure a level playing field for Canadian workers and businesses. As part of this work, the Government of Canada has committed to supporting Mexico’s labour reform by sharing knowledge and resources between governments as well as helping Mexican workers build the capacity to effectively exercise their labour rights.
  50. The Government of Canada is committed to appointing highly qualified candidates to serve the interests of Canadians on commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies and tribunals across the country.