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  1. Today, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, announced the launch of the Upgrade Your Skills advertising campaign to inform Canadians about financial supports and programs available to help them gain the skills needed to succeed in today’s labour market. The campaign runs from February 5 until March 31, 2024, and targets youth (age 18 to 24) looking to start their career and adults (age 25 to 54) looking to upskill and change or improve their career.
  2. Accessibility Standards Canada is proud to announce that the organization has been named, for the first time, one of the National Capital Region's Top Employers. This recognition is a testament to its commitment to continuously improving as an employer and creating the conditions to offer employees one of the most exceptional and accessible places to work.
  3. Over $8.8 million through PrairiesCan will help connect youth and underrepresented Canadians to new career opportunities across diverse sectors
  4. Over $8.8 million through PrairiesCan will help connect youth and underrepresented Canadians to new career opportunities across diverse sectors
  5. Minister Boissonnault to announce federal support for inclusive and accessible hands-on learning opportunities to meet the needs of Alberta businesses.
  6. When young people have the skills and experience they need to join the workforce, communities and the economy both benefit. That is why the Government of Canada supports youth at every stage of their journey towards a bright future through its comprehensive array of youth programming, that includes Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ).
  7. Canada needs more skilled trades workers. Demographic shifts and high retirement rates are fuelling demand and an ever-growing need to recruit and train thousands more Canadians for rewarding careers in the skilled trades.
  8. When young people are learning, working and succeeding, our communities from coast to coast to coast benefit. That is why the Government of Canada continues to invest heavily in youth through its comprehensive array of youth programming to provide skills training, job placement and service opportunities.
  9. Over $16.5 million in funding under the Skills for Success Program will be allocated to nine organizations located in the Greater Toronto Area to deliver a mix of national and regional projects that help to address skills and labour issues across Canada.
  10. Government of Canada to announce funding for skills training initiatives
  11. Canadian youth are among the brightest and hardest working in the world, and they are focused on building a better future for themselves and their communities. To build a solid foundation, young people are eager to join the job market and earn money from meaningful employment opportunities.
  12. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is one of 12 federal departments and agencies delivering the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) as part of a horizontal Government of Canada initiative.
  13. Canada needs more skilled trades workers. Demographic shifts and high retirement rates are fuelling demand and an ever-growing need to recruit and train thousands more Canadians for rewarding careers in the skilled trades.
  14. Minister Sudds will be in St. John’s to announce initiatives supporting early learning and child care capacity
  15. 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.
  16. Canada’s green economy is growing, offering vast opportunities for workers. As Canada progresses toward a net-zero emissions economy, we must support workers by providing them with essential training and expertise so they can seize new opportunities and lead Canada to a more sustainable future.
  17. The Government of Canada believes in free and fair collective bargaining. That is where the best agreements – ones that meet the needs of unions, employers and Canadians – are made.
  18. Canada’s green economy is reducing our carbon footprint through renewable energy systems, eco-friendly buildings and improved urban planning. To support its continued growth, workers across Canada require the necessary skills and training to contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable future.
  19. Minister O’Regan to tour training centre in Scarborough
  20. Government of Canada invests in projects to increase access to employment opportunities and support persons with disabilities in the workplace
  21. Additional projects with signed funding agreements under the 2022 Opportunities Fund.
  22. The Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Kamal Khera, will be in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to announce additional funding under the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities. These investments reinforce the Government’s commitment towards a more accessible and inclusive Canada.
  23. Government of Canada to announce new initiative to tackle labour shortages in Southwestern Ontario
  24. When young people learn, work and succeed, Canada thrives. That is why the Government of Canada continues to invest in youth, so that they get the education, the experience, and the job opportunities to build a stronger Canada for generations to come.
  25. Getting involved and giving back to communities through youth volunteer opportunities is a fantastic way to build leadership skills, grow personal and professional networks, and impact local communities in a positive way. That is why the Government of Canada continues to invest in volunteer service opportunities for youth through the Canada Service Corps (CSC).
  26. Backgrounder: Canada Service Corps for youth
  27. Improving the inclusion and financial security of persons with disabilities is a key priority for the Government of Canada. This is why the Government continues to work with partners and the disability community to address barriers to employment, and invest in programs and services that help increase the accessibility of workplaces and improve employment prospects of persons with disabilities.
  28. Alberta 5th on 5th Youth Services
  29. The Government of Canada is seeking applicants for the Vice Chairperson position and two Board Member positions on the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board by way of open, transparent, and merit-based Governor in Council selection processes.
  30. On February 24, 2023, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, delivered keynote remarks at the 2023 Canadian Nuclear Association conference. She spoke about the CNSC’s global leadership in regulatory readiness, noting three key areas in which the CNSC positively influences its role as a leader: international harmonization and collaboration, ensuring regulatory readiness at home, and demonstrating commitment to building trust.
  31. Canada is home to world-class information and communication technology (ICT) talent in research and development and in emerging fields such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing and virtual reality.
  32. Government of Canada to announce projects to support employment equity
  33. The Canadian economy has made strides toward recovering from the pandemic, having achieved record low unemployment rates and record high labour force participation rates.
  34. New equipment improves product quality, increases production, and creates inclusive employment opportunities
  35. Government of Canada to announce support for a community organization in Halifax
  36. Minister O’Regan to highlight Canada’s work to create fair, safe and equitable work environments as part of the launch of M-POWER
  37. Government of Canada to announce support for training programs in trades and STEM for Indigenous youth
  38. Government of Canada invests in skills training in the aerospace sector
  39. Technical briefing on upcoming changes to the Canada Labour Code to provide 10 days of paid sick leave
  40. The skilled trades are essential to Canada’s economy and few sectors are as essential to Canadians’ everyday lives. Smart investments are needed to support Canadians from all backgrounds in taking up apprenticeship training now, and to help kick-start lucrative careers in well-respected skilled trades.
  41. Les femmes choisissent moins souvent que les hommes une carrière dans les métiers spécialisés, et elles sont confrontées à des obstacles plus importants dans leur formation en apprentissage. La demande en travailleurs des métiers spécialisés n’ayant jamais été aussi forte, le gouvernement du Canada fait des investissements ciblés visant à développer une main-d’œuvre diversifiée et inclusive dans les métiers spécialisés, ce qui aidera un plus grand nombre de Canadiens – y compris les femmes – à se bâtir de bonnes carrières bien rémunérées.
  42. Canada’s Employment Insurance (EI) program is a critical part of Canada’s social safety net. It plays an important role in supporting workers during temporary periods of unemployment and in stabilizing the economy during economic hardships. That is why the Government of Canada is working with unions, employers and other stakeholders to modernize the EI program, so that it is fairer, more flexible and more responsive to the needs of current and future workers.
  43. The Government of Canada takes its responsibilities to protect temporary foreign workers (TFWs) very seriously. Ensuring the health and safety of these workers while they are in Canada is a key priority, and the Government is taking concrete action to better support them.
  44. Today, the Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., issued the following statement marking Labour Day.
  45. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Audrey Gordon, Manitoba Minister of Health; and the Honourable Reg Helwer, Manitoba Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services; , announced funding for inpatient monitor upgrades and new monitors to support care and remote monitoring capabilities at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Children’s Hospital.
  46. No one should have to choose between staying home when they’re sick or being able to afford rent and groceries. However, as the pandemic has highlighted, too many Canadians have little or no access to paid sick leave. On December 17, 2021, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code (Bill C-3) received Royal Assent. This bill amends Part III of the Canada Labour Code to provide 10 days of paid sick leave to federally regulated private sector workers.
  47. Young people and students have a pivotal role to play in Canada’s economic recovery and future growth. In the run-up to World Youth Skills Day on July 15, the Government of Canada is highlighting the importance of equipping young people with the skills they need and remains committed to helping them gain relevant experience for an evolving job market.
  48. The Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Marci Ien, will announce in Scarborough important investments to help young Canadians get the skills and training they need to get good quality jobs.
  49. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour, will be in Hamilton to tour a housing construction project. They will discuss the need to train more skilled workers and how government and unions can work together to address labour shortages in the construction sector.
  50. Government of Canada to make an announcement on innovative Early Learning and Child Care practices in Manitoba