2021-01-28

Extension of employer application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2021

News release January 28, 2021              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development CanadaEnsuring that young people and Canadian employers have the supports they need to succeed and stay strong is key to driving our communities forward as we begin economic recovery. Today, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and …

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2021-01-27

Canada launches a mobility working group with Ukraine to expand collaboration on migration between Canada and Ukraine

News release January 27, 2021—Ottawa—The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced the establishment of a new Canada–Ukraine Mobility Working Group, to identify and improve mobility opportunities for Ukrainians seeking to come to Canada, once COVID-19 restrictions are removed, while continuing to ensure the integrity of our respective migration and visa frameworks. This mobility …

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2021-01-27

Canadians invited to share their views on a National Strategy for High-Cost Drugs for Rare Diseases

News release January 27, 2021 | Ottawa, Ontario | Health Canada The Government remains committed to a national, universal pharmacare program and will accelerate steps to achieve this system including through a rare-disease strategy to help Canadian families save money on high-cost drugs. Approximately one out of twelve Canadians has a rare disease. Rare diseases are often genetic conditions that …

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2021-01-26

Minister of Foreign Affairs announces Canada’s contribution to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund

News release January 26, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced Canada’s contribution of $15 million to the UN Peacebuilding Fund while co-chairing the virtual UN Peacebuilding Fund Replenishment Conference, along with the UN Secretary-General, Germany, Sierra Leone and Sudan. Canada has consistently been among the top donors of …

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2021-01-26

Government announces priorities for action to increase diversity and inclusion in the public service

News release January 26, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat The public service has long made diversity and inclusion a core value and continuously reflects on the treatment of Black Canadians, Indigenous Peoples, and other individuals who face racial discrimination and other barriers in the workplace, and who are often underrepresented at the most senior levels …

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2021-01-26

Minister Ng announces launch of Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program

News release January 26, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced the launch of the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program, or HASCAP. As first outlined in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement, HASCAP will provide financial support to businesses that have been hardest hit by the pandemic. Businesses across …

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2021-01-25

Government launches budget consultations to hear from Canadians

News release January 25, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada Today, the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mona Fortier, launched pre-budget consultations. These discussions allow the government to hear the best ideas from Canadians and experts across the country about …

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2021-01-13

Community Champion: Aurora Food Pantry

Since 1990, the Aurora Food Pantry has provided food assistance to Aurora and North Oak Ridges residents during their toughest times.  As a volunteer-based nonprofit organization with the mission of ensuring no one goes hungry, there’s no doubt that the Aurora Food Pantry plays an essential role in our community.  Volunteers, local organizations, churches, schools and businesses are the backbone of the Aurora Food Pantry. By dedicating their time, sharing …

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2021-01-13

Community Champion: Newmarket Food Pantry

The Newmarket Food Pantry is an organization that provides emergency supply of foods to those in need. Through this work, they also provide supplementary nutritional support to those who cannot meet their dietary needs on their own.  The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging to every Canadian, but especially to the most vulnerable in our communities. The Newmarket Food Pantry has played a key role in helping make sure that no one has …

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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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