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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the everyday lives of Canadians, particularly young people who are facing unprecedented challenges, with fewer jobs, disruptions in their studies and overall uncertainty of the future.
  2. Thanks to federal and provincial investments, Highway 16 from Prince Rupert to Prince George will soon have cellular coverage along the entire route, fulfilling a critical recommendation to make the highway safer.
  3. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the success of women entrepreneurs and business owners through the COVID-19 pandemic and in an inclusive economic recovery.
  4. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Chad Bradley Scholarship Award.
  5. Women entrepreneurs are crucial to Canada's economic success, and supporting their success is key to ensuring a strong, inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  6. A one-year extension to the BC Bus North service was announced today, meaning people who live and work in northern British Columbia can continue to rely on inter-city bus service. This service has become a crucial lifeline in the region as other transportation options have been limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  7. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, and the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, today issued the following statement:
  8. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, and the Minister of National Revenue, Diane Lebouthillier, today issued the following statement in response to the Auditor General’s report on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB):
  9. The Government of Canada knows that vulnerable populations have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19. That is why the government introduced measures to provide support to Canadians through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, and why it remains committed to ensuring every Canadian has a fair and equal chance to succeed.
  10. The Government of Canada will respond to the first reports related to COVID‑19 and the report on Investing in Canada Plan from the Auditor General of Canada.
  11. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will participate virtually in the Women Entrepreneurship Conference, a month-long event series presented by the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub. The Minister will deliver closing remarks at the final session, the State of Women Entrepreneurship in 2021.
  12. Childcare is not a luxury – it’s a necessity. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the social and economic challenges faced by Manitoban families, particularly those where parents are unable to return to work due to child care needs.
  13. Minister Carr and Minister Squires to make a virtual announcement on early learning and child care in Manitoba
  14. The Government of Canada continues to help and support Canadian families and workers struggling to make ends meet because of the COVID 19 pandemic. Over the past year, this support has included the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, the Canada Emergency Student Benefit, three recovery benefits and a more flexible and accessible Employment Insurance (EI) program.
  15. The Government of Canada is announcing support to the recovery and growth of women-led businesses across the Prairies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  16. The Government of Canada is announcing support to the recovery and growth of women-led businesses across the Prairies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  17. In order to help maintain a robust workforce and better position our country for a strong economic recovery, the Government of Canada is investing in the skilled trades to ensure that Canadians have the training they need to access good, well-paying jobs. The government is making targeted investments, so that key groups facing barriers—like women, newcomers, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and Black and racialized Canadians—can better find work in the skilled trades through projects led by unions and their partner organizations.
  18. The Government of Canada is announcing support to the recovery and growth of women-led businesses across the Prairies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  19. Increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in science and research enhances excellence, innovation and creativity and leads to more impactful results for all Canadians.
  20. Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government announced over $1.4 million in top-up funding for six Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund recipients in British Columbia to support women entrepreneurs as they navigate this crisis and continue to grow their businesses.
  21. Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government announced over $1.4 million in top-up funding for six Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund recipients in British Columbia to support women entrepreneurs as they navigate this crisis and continue to grow their businesses.
  22. The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government is celebrating International Women’s Week by virtually delivering remarks at the Women’s Enterprise Centre in Kelowna to announce support for women-led businesses with additional investments through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Ecosystem Fund.
  23. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting women entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 crisis and to ensuring that Canada has a feminist recovery.
  24. In order to help maintain a robust workforce and better position our country for a strong economic recovery, the Government of Canada is investing in the skilled trades to ensure that Canadians have the training they need to access good, well-paying jobs. The government is making targeted investments, so that key groups facing barriers—like women, newcomers, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and Black and racialized Canadians—can better find work in the skilled trades through projects led by unions and their partner organizations.
  25. As the Canadian economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, workers are facing new challenges. Residents of Manitoba and all Canadians need access to training and employment supports to develop new skills and find good jobs.
  26. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting women and women entrepreneurs during the pandemic and recovery.
  27. Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs now and into the future. On International Women’s Day, we recognize that women have been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, facing job losses and shouldering the burden of unpaid care work at home. Taking steps to include young women in Canada’s recovery and working to create a stronger, fairer and more inclusive country will continue to be important.
  28. 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.
  29. The Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement for International Women’s Day
  30. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will participate virtually in Canada's Feminist Response and Recovery Summit on March 9, where she will deliver remarks and moderate a panel on “Women in the Economy.”
  31. International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of women in communities across Canada. Canada’s women entrepreneurs are essential to our economy, and the Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that our recovery from this pandemic is a feminist, inclusive one that supports their success.
  32. Canadian women entrepreneurs are critical to the economic success of communities across the country. At the same time, they often face unique barriers when starting and growing their businesses and have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada has long supported women entrepreneurs, and is committed to making the necessary investments to position them for success in the future.
  33. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion and International Trade will speak about support for women-led businesses and women entrepreneurs at the virtual StrikeUP 2021 Conference, led by Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation. Minister Ng will also be participating in a fireside chat with Wendy Curtis, Executive Director, Northumberland CFDC.
  34. As the Canadian economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, workers are facing new challenges. Residents of New Brunswick and all Canadians need access to training and employment supports to develop new skills and find good jobs.
  35. Organizations receiving funding under the Union Training and Innovation Program 2020 call for proposals
  36. In order to help maintain a robust workforce and better position our country for a strong economic recovery, the Government of Canada is investing in the skilled trades to ensure that Canadians have the training they need to access good, well-paying jobs. The Government is making targeted investments, so that key groups facing barriers—like women, newcomers, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and Black and racialized Canadians—can better find work in the skilled trades through projects led by unions and their partner organizations.
  37. Today, the Minister of Labour, Filomena Tassi, issued the following statement regarding the collective bargaining negotiations between the Syndicat des débardeurs, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 375 and the Maritime Employers Association:
  38. The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an ambitious call to action. Its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people are able to live in peace and prosperity. This shared responsibility calls for closer cooperation between governments, civil society, and the private sector.
  39. The 2030 Agenda is a shared responsibility that requires a whole‑of‑government and whole‑of‑society effort. Meaningful multi‑stakeholder partnerships are fundamental to achieving the goals. Recognizing this, Moving Forward Together – Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy aims to create and foster an enabling environment for ongoing participation, dialogue, and whole-of-society collaboration to help advance progress on the 17 SDGs.
  40. The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, will announce important project funding, resulting from the 2020 Union Training and Innovation Program call for proposals. She will be accompanied by Randeep Sarai, Member of Parliament for Surrey Centre.
  41. Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs in the future. That is why the Government of Canada is continuing to take strong action to ensure that young Canadians have the supports they need to move forward from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and successfully plan for their careers.
  42. The current COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of affordable, accessible, inclusive, and high-quality child care for Canadian families. While much progress has been made in recent years, there is more to be done to meet the needs of children and families.
  43. Canadians know that safe, healthy and respectful workplaces are good for everyone. That is why the Government of Canada continues to support workers, unions and employers to advance the goal of achieving harassment and violence-free federally regulated workplaces. By supporting harassment and violence prevention projects throughout Canada, we create workplaces where Canadian workers can achieve their potential. This is good for workers, unions, employers and the Canadian economy.
  44. All Canadians should be able to achieve their full potential in the workplace. While great strides have been made to foster safer, more equitable and effective workplaces where everyone feels welcome and valued, there is still more work to do. Ongoing collaboration is essential in making Canadian workplaces safer, healthier and more inclusive for the good of workers, unions, employers and the economy.
  45. The Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, Filomena Tassi, will announce the launch of a new violence and harassment prevention training program that will benefit British Columbia’s 10,000-person waterfront workforce.
  46. As the Canadian economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, workers are facing new challenges. The residents of the Northwest Territories and all Canadians need access to training and employment supports to develop new skills and find good jobs.
  47. The Government of Canada is committed to appointing highly qualified candidates able to best serve the interests of Canadians.
  48. The Government of Canada is committed to appointing highly qualified candidates able to best serve the interests of Canadians.
  49. The Government of Canada is committed to appointing highly qualified candidates to best serve the interests of Canadians.