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  1. The Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon have reached an agreement on an extension to the Canada–Yukon Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.
  2. The Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut have reached an agreement on an extension to the Canada–Nunavut Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.
  3. The Government of Canada and the Government of New Brunswick have reached an agreement on an extension to the Canada–New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.
  4. The Government of Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island have reached an agreement on an extension to the Canada–Prince Edward Island Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.
  5. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to protecting Canadians and permanent residents from unethical immigration consultants. Today, following an extensive criminal investigation, the CBSA announced charges related to an alleged sophisticated for-profit misrepresentation and immigration fraud operation in Calgary.
  6. The Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia have reached an agreement on an extension to the Canada–British Columbia Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.
  7. The Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories have reached an agreement on an extension to the Canada–Northwest Territories Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.
  8. Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and all parents should have the ability to build both a family and career. Yet, too many families across Canada lack access to affordable, inclusive, and high-quality child care. The global COVID-19 pandemic has also made it clear that without access to child care, too many parents—especially women—cannot fully participate in the workforce.
  9. Minister Hussen and Minister Squires to make a major announcement on support for families
  10. Young people, especially students, were among the hardest hit when the pandemic struck. That is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments to ensure that youth have the supports and opportunities they need to build long and successful careers. Since the start of the pandemic, the Government has created over 300,000 youth and student employment opportunities to ensure young Canadians do not become a lost generation.
  11. The Student Work Placement Program supports partnerships between industry and post-secondary education institutions to create quality work-integrated learning opportunities for post-secondary students so that they can develop the work-ready skills that are required to secure meaningful employment upon graduation.
  12. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on Canada’s youth, with many seeing their summer jobs, internships and graduation plans disappear. To help them during this unprecedented time, the Government of Canada has introduced supports for youth, including more than 300,000 employment opportunities for youth and students, since the beginning of the pandemic.
  13. The Minister of of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, will announce how the Government of Canada will continue to support access to work experience placements for postsecondary students in Quebec.
  14. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough; the Canada Employment Insurance Commission’s (CEIC) Commissioner for Workers, Pierre Laliberté; and the CEIC’s Commissioner for Employers, Nancy Healey, issued the statement below today on the launch of consultations on modernizing the Employment Insurance program. The online survey will open on Monday, August 9, 2021, at canada.ca/ei-consultations. The survey is scheduled to run until Friday, October 8, 2021
  15. Government of Canada highlights investments in young Canadians through the Student Work Placement Program
  16. Young people were among the hardest hit when the pandemic struck. That is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments to ensure that youth have the supports and opportunities they need to build long and successful careers. With that goal in mind came the creation of over 300,000 youth and student jobs since the start of the pandemic and the Canada Emergency Student Benefit, which provided income support for over 700,000 students last summer.
  17. hild care is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Yet too many families in Canada lack access to affordable, inclusive and high-quality child care. This is an economic issue as much as it is a social one. Without access to child care, parents—especially women—cannot fully participate in the economy and the global COVID-19 pandemic has brought these issues to the forefront.
  18. For the past five years, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) has helped lift 435,000 children out of poverty by providing approximately $25 billion each year in tax-free support to about 3.5 million families. The global COVID-19 pandemic has added a wide range of unpredictable expenses for Canadian families. That’s why the Government of Canada has taken action, through the CCB Young Child Supplement, to help parents cope with the pressures of the pandemic, make life more affordable for families, and grow the middle class.
  19. Young people have been among the hardest hit throughout the pandemic – experiencing more job losses than any other age demographic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government has moved swiftly to implement a number of measures to ensure students and recent grads have access to the financial assistance they need to help support their post-secondary education. These measures included the historic Canada Emergency Student Benefit, which provided income support to over 700,000 students last summer and the creation of over 300,000 youth and student employment opportunities since the start of the pandemic.
  20. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will announce how the Government of Canada will give additional support to families with young children.
  21. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, will announce how the Government of Canada will continue to support access to post-secondary education.
  22. Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs now and into the future. This is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments in young people, to ensure they have the supports and opportunities needed to build long and successful careers.
  23. The Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, will meet virtually with Choices for Youth in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, to discuss their project funding. She will be joined by the Minister of Natural Resources, Seamus O’Regan, and the Minister Responsible for Labour of Newfoundland and Labrador, Bernard Davis.
  24. Every child deserves the best possible start in life. That is why the Government of Canada introduced the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) five years ago to help give families a fair chance at success. Since then, each year the CCB has provided almost $25 billion in tax-free support to about 3.5 million families. This support has helped lift nearly 435,000 children out of poverty, grown the middle class, and put more money in the pockets of 9 out of 10 Canadian families compared to the previous suite of child benefits.
  25. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, will announce how the Government of Canada is improving the Canada Child Benefit to better help middle class families and those working hard to join the middle class. Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga, will accompany the Minister.
  26. Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs now and into the future. This is why the Government of Canada continues to make historic investments in young people, to ensure they have the supports and opportunities needed to build long and successful careers.
  27. Marco Mendicino, Member of Parliament for Eglinton—Lawrence and Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will announce funding for projects that will help youth overcome barriers in the workforce.
  28. Canada’s future recovery depends on the opportunities and support we provide to our young people today. As a result of the pandemic, many students and youth have faced unique challenges and have seen their plans disrupted. As we build back better and stronger, the Government of Canada is focused on providing young people with greater access to post-secondary education, skills training and the job opportunities they need to succeed as they prepare to enter the labour market.
  29. Summer job opportunities are now available for young Canadians in Québec’s national capital region
  30. Today, the Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, met virtually with provincial and territorial labour ministers to discuss important workplace issues related to COVID-19, as a follow-up to their previous meeting on March 1, 2021.