Jobs & the Workplace

  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Major renovations and development at local ski hill brings investment and jobs to Ingonish
  6. 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.
  7. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will deliver remarks and take part in a virtual Q&A session with members of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce on measures announced in Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience and the government’s plan to create a more innovative and resilient economy.
  8. Women entrepreneurs and business support organizations across Atlantic Canada gather virtually to discuss Budget 2021
  9. 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.
  10. I am pleased to talk about Bill C-14, which would implement important and urgent measures from the Fall Economic Statement, and about the budget, which builds on the measures in Bill C-14 and will be presented to you in due course.
  11. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a strong economic recovery that is focused on a more prosperous and innovative future for Canadians.
  12. Today, I am announcing that the Government of Canada will step in to support Air Canada, its nearly 15,000 active employees, and its customers. This support will be in the form of loans that Air Canada will repay to the federal government; and equity, which will give the Canadian government a stake in the company.
  13. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced financial support for Air Canada.
  14. The government’s financial support to Air Canada is being provided under the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF). The Canada Enterprise Emergency Funding Corporation (CEEFC) has committed to provide $4 billion in repayable loans and an equity investment in Air Canada of $500 million in newly-issued Class B Voting Shares at a 15 per cent discount to their recent trading price. CEEFC will also receive warrants on Air Canada stock in an amount equal to 10 per cent of the loan commitments (CEEFC’s news release contains detailed information regarding the warrants).
  15. Upgrades to Nova Scotia fish farm will increase production, create jobs in Indigenous community