2021-01-08

Statement on Canada’s economic and job recovery

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, issued the following statement today following the release of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey.

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2021-01-08

Government of Canada announces new policy to help former international students live in, work in and continue contributing to Canada

As part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to support international students through this challenging time, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that former international students who hold or held a PGWP will have the opportunity to apply for an open work permit.

Applications will be open from January 27 to July 27, 2021.

Details on how to apply will be added to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website on January 27, 2021.

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2021-01-06

COVID-19 testing centre for arriving international travellers launches at Pearson Airport

The Government of Canada continues to advise against non-essential travel and reminds all travellers returning to Canada that contravening the mandatory quarantine can lead to severe penalties.

This new pilot for arriving travellers at Pearson Airport is in addition to the Government of Canada new pre-departure requirement for travellers bound to Canada to demonstrate proof of negative COVID-19 results from a test taken within three days prior to departure.

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2020-12-31

Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travellers coming to Canada

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, is requiring that, effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST, all air passengers five years of age or older will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country to Canada. This implementation date provides all airlines, both foreign and domestic, adequate time to comply with the new requirements.

he Government of Canada continues to advise against non-essential travel and reminds all travellers returning to Canada that contravening the mandatory quarantine can lead to severe penalties.

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2020-10-07

HESA Statement – Mental Health Study

The personal, social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health and well-being of Canadians is unprecedented and many are already calling it the second pandemic. However, a vaccine will not provide us with the cure for this pandemic.

We have an opportunity now to pro-actively develop and enhance programs and resources to adequately address this growing mental health pandemic and provide Canadians with the help they need.

This Friday, at the first meeting of the Standing Committee on Health (HESA), I intend to move a motion to study the impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health and well-being of Canadians. I hope to receive the support from all of my HESA colleagues to move forward with this very important study.

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2020-10-06

New Horizons for Seniors Program

The New Horizons for Seniors Program’s call for proposals is open until October 20th at 3:00 p.m.

Organizations can now apply for funding for projects that support seniors to stay connected and engaged during these challenging times.

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2020-09-29

2020 Speech from the Throne

Last week, the Speech from the Throne revealed the four foundations of our government’s vision for Canadas future:

🏛️ Protecting Canadians from COVID-19;
🏛️ Helping Canadians through the pandemic;
🏛️ Building back better;
🏛️ The Canada we’re fighting for.

Canadians expect us to work together and do whatever is needed to keep Canadians safe. And we’ve committed to doing exactly that.

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2020-08-06

Helping fund attainable, high-quality rental housing

I can’t recall ever spending so much time at home. Sure, the weather has been much nicer than during the start of this pandemic, and many restrictions have been lifted, but home is still the place where our families can shelter no matter how long COVID-19 persists. This is a ‘luxury’ many of us take for granted, but we all …

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2020-07-08

Canada’s Economic and Fiscal Snapshot 2020

” I ran in Newmarket-Aurora on a campaign of fiscal responsibility, yet I still believe the measures we took to ensure our well being were, and continue to be, the right decisions. COVID-19 has been the greatest challenge many of us have ever faced. I have seen firsthand its dramatic impact on lives, communities and businesses, and I am proud of how quickly and effectively we have responded.” – Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament, Newmarket-Aurora

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