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Free Naloxone Kits in Workplaces

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Life-saving kits required to be on hand in at-risk workplaces by June 1, 2023 TORONTO – The Ontario government is launching a first-of-its-kind program to make free naloxone kits (and free training) available at workplaces where there is a risk of staff witnessing or experiencing an opioid overdose. In 2021, 2,819 people died from opioid-related causes in Ontario – the …

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Supporting gender equality by addressing barriers to employment

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Halifax—The Government of Canada is committed to the full and equal participation of all women and girls, which is essential to Canada’s economic growth and prosperity. That’s why Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is making it easier for racialized newcomer women to find a job by providing the support and services they need to succeed. As part of Canada’s 16 Days …

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Ontario Helping Young People Train for Careers in Construction

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New investments prioritizing skilled trades training for students, including underrepresented groups TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $3.5 million in province-wide training initiatives to help more students launch rewarding careers in the skilled trades. These projects, led by the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario (PBCTCO), will prepare nearly 2,000 young people for well-paying jobs in the construction …

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Training Indigenous People for Well-Paying Jobs in Skilled Trades

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$77 million investment will make it easier for young people to start apprenticeships THUNDER BAY — The Ontario government is investing $1.5 million in three Thunder Bay training projects to make it easier for people in Northern Ontario to start rewarding careers in the skilled trades and address critical labour shortages in forestry and mining. Over 100 Indigenous people will get …

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Ontario launches Skilled Trades Career Fairs for Students

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TORONTO — The Ontario government is working for workers by launching career fairs this fall to prepare the next generation of young people for rewarding and well-paying jobs in the skilled trades. These fairs address labour shortages in high-demand sectors and help deliver the province’s ambitious infrastructure plans, including building 1.5 million homes by 2031. “Ontario is facing the largest labour …

Monte McNaughton

Investing in Construction Sector to Combat Labour Shortage

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New $3.7 million investment in Merit Ontario will prepare over 2,000 workers and jobseekers for well-paying jobs in their communities OAKVILLE — The Ontario government is working for workers by investing $3.7 million to help up to 2,500 workers start or advance in well-paying careers in the construction industry. This decade, Ontario will need 100,000 more construction workers to help …

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Expand Health and Benefits Coverage in Ontario

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Public survey will inform the design of a portable benefits plan covering millions of workers TORONTO — The Ontario government is seeking public feedback as it moves forward with plans to expand benefits like health, dental, prescription drug and vision care to more workers who need coverage. Results from an online public survey will inform the design and implementation of a proposed benefits plan that …

Monte McNaughton

Investing Additional $90M into Skills Development Fund

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Province seeking new proposals to upskill workers, support at-risk communities, and tackle the labour shortage HAMILTON — The Ontario government is working for workers by investing an additional $90 million in the Skills Development Fund (SDF) to support innovative training projects that upskill workers and jobseekers, preparing them for meaningful careers in their communities. As part of a plan to build …

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Minister Gould updates on status of passport services

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Ottawa – Minister Karina Gould updated on status of passport services. She said: “The Canadian passport is a valuable document that Canadians rely upon for international business travel, vacations, and visits to family and friends. Canadians should be able to obtain a new or renewed passport in a timely manner. I remain seized with resolving this unacceptable situation as quickly …

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Improving passport processing times

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Gatineau – Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development has shown sadness on the long waiting times in passport processing. She said: “I am deeply concerned about the delivery of passport services to Canadians, and the difficult and stressful situation too many Canadians are facing in getting passports in time for their travel plans. Improving this service is …