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Canadians will have their say on the country's Poverty Reduction Strategy

Mon, 2017-02-13 12:45
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today launched two initiatives to support the development of Canada's Poverty Reduction Strategy: a nation-wide consultation process and a call for nominations for a ministerial advisory committee on poverty. By opening the dialogue on how to reduce poverty, the Government of Canada reiterate its commitment to find solutions to improve the economic well-being of all Canadian families so they can have a real and fair chance to succeed.

Address by Minister Duclos on Early Learning and Child Care

Thu, 2016-12-01 15:55
Good evening, everyone. Thank you for your kind welcome. Let me start by sincerely thanking you for inviting me here today. I would like to talk to you this evening about issues that are very important for the future of our society: early learning and child care.

First-year accomplishments by the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Fri, 2016-11-04 11:30
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today highlighted achievements over the past year that include help for middle-class families, seniors, Indigenous people and other vulnerable groups and reaffirmed his commitment to focusing on mandate priorities.

Ottawa man guilty of illegal immigration sponsorship gets over 43 months in jail

Tue, 2016-11-01 13:22
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that an Ottawa man was sentenced yesterday to 43 and a half months in jail after being found guilty of five offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Criminal Code of Canada for his involvement in an immigration fraud scheme.

Helping International Students Avoid a Farewell to Nova Scotia

Sat, 2016-10-15 10:45
Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, spoke earlier today with a group of 50 international students at the program launch of Stay in Nova Scotia.

Cape Breton Communities Welcome Celtic Colours

Fri, 2016-10-07 13:30
Communities across Cape Breton are tuning their strings and polishing their dance floors as they prepare to welcome visitors from around the world during this year's Celtic Colours International Festival. Now in its 20th year, Celtic Colours is a unique nine day celebration of Celtic music and culture with dozens of concerts and hundreds of community events taking place in more than 60 rural communities on Cape Breton Island.

Charges laid in Winnipeg immigration fraud case

Thu, 2016-10-06 14:48
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it has laid charges against a Winnipeg man for allegedly committing fraud and acting as an unauthorized immigration consultant. Hae Suk Yoon faces five counts pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and one count pursuant to the Criminal Code. The alleged offences occurred between March 31, 2009 and November 4, 2014.

Growing the Canadian workforce and supporting green jobs for youth

Thu, 2016-09-29 09:00
As part of the Government of Canada's commitment to strengthening the middle class and helping those working hard to join it, the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour has announced the funding approval of 96 projects that will benefit over 3,400 youth, people with disabilities and newcomers looking for employment.

Statement by the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Mon, 2016-09-19 15:35
Today the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship made the following statement:

Government of Canada invests in research on the settlement and integration of Syrian refugees

Thu, 2016-09-08 10:00
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable John McCallum, and the Minister of Science, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, today announced an investment totalling $600,000 in short-term grants to fund 25 research projects on issues that affect the successful resettlement of refugees.

Statement by the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour to mark International Literacy Day

Thu, 2016-09-08 09:40
The following statement was issued by the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, today on the occasion of International Literacy Day:

Calgary youth learning vital job skills to eliminate barriers to employment

Tue, 2016-09-06 15:00
A total of 48 high-risk Calgary youth, of which more than half are expected to be Syrian refugees and immigrants, will learn how to overcome barriers to employment, learn critical job skills and prepare to transition to the job market or return to school, the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs announced today.

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos will announce the Tackling Poverty Together Project

Thu, 2016-09-01 13:45
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will announce the Tackling Poverty Together Project which will inform the development of the new Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador take action to help newcomers get jobs in their fields

Fri, 2016-07-22 08:30
Foreign-trained workers in Newfoundland and Labrador will get help to have their foreign credentials recognized, allowing them to get good jobs in their fields, under an agreement signed today between the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Newfoundland's Minister of Advanced Education and Skills.

The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk along with the Honourable Gerry Byrne will sign the agreement on Foreign Credentials Recognition

Thu, 2016-07-21 09:00
The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, along with the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, will sign the agreement on Foreign Credentials Recognition in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Government of Canada helps make family justice more accessible in Calgary

Thu, 2016-07-14 16:15
It is important that families experiencing separation or divorce have access to information, tools and services to help them make decisions and resolve issues in their children's best interests.

Supporting Families Experiencing Separation or Divorce

Thu, 2016-07-14 16:15
Separation and divorce can be very stressful for families. In cases where there is ongoing high conflict between parents, there can be long-term, negative effects on children.

Best summer ever: Record number of jobs and opportunities in British Columbia through Canada Summer Jobs program

Wed, 2016-07-06 14:30
More British Columbia students than ever before will find work this year under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program, thanks to unprecedented interest shown by employers and students across the province, Rodger Cuzner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour announced today, at the Richmond Rapids Swim Club.

Edmonton restaurant receives significant sentence under IRPA

Tue, 2016-07-05 16:15
On June 28, 2016, Marble Restaurants Ltd. in Edmonton plead guilty to employing a foreign national without authorization and failure to follow terms of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), and was sentenced under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).

Building a vibrant economic future for Atlantic Canada

Mon, 2016-07-04 12:15
The Government of Canada and the governments of the four Atlantic Provinces are working together to build a vibrant economic future for Atlantic Canada by focussing their efforts and resources to stimulate the region's economy, support the middle class and address both long standing and emerging regional challenges.