Carla Qualtrough

Protecting temporary foreign workers through Migrant Worker Program

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Essex – The Government of Canada takes its responsibilities to protect temporary foreign workers very seriously. Ensuring their health, safety and quality of life while they are living and working in Canada is a key priority, and the Government is taking concrete action to better support them. Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability …

Carla Qualtrough

Disability Inclusion Business Council created

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Gatineau – Approximately 2.2 million working age Canadians with disabilities are employed, and an additional 645,000, who are not employed and not in school, have the potential to work[1] and could help fill vacant job positions across the country. Persons with disabilities are disproportionately underrepresented in the labour force and face a range of physical, attitudinal, and institutional barriers that …

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Ontario moving toward barrier-free country

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Ontario – Accessibility Standards Canada has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with the Government of Ontario. The agreements will improve efforts and coordination, and facilitate sharing of resources dedicated to creating a Canada without barriers. The first agreement was signed with the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA). It aims to optimize each organization’s objectives by reducing or eliminating …

Carla Qualtrough

Education Savings Week 2022

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Gatineau – The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability, Carla Qualtrough, issued the following statement to kick off Education Savings Week 2022 in Canada: “Young Canadians have faced many challenges during the pandemic, including financial instability and fewer job and training opportunities. An investment in post-secondary education will provide a lifetime of benefit. Young Canadians need – and deserve – …

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Protecting species at risk, their habitat in BC

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Delta – Canada’s wildlife and its habitat are in crisis. The future of all living things depends on action taken now. Efforts to protect biodiversity and habitat for species at risk are vital to the health of the planet, and are a priority for the Government of Canada.  Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, on behalf …

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Investing in skills training for workers in Aerospace sector

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Ottawa – The Canadian economy has made strides towards recovering from the pandemic, having achieved record low unemployment rates. However, significant skills and labour shortages continue to affect many sectors and investments in training are needed to re-build a strong and resilient workforce that can meet the demands of today’s economy. Each sector of our economy is unique and often …

Carla Qualtrough

Minister Qualtrough highlights  govt’s affordability plan 

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 Vancouver – In the recent 2022 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada highlighted its plan to continue its sound stewardship of the economy and to be there for Canadians. To help families cope with increasing costs of everyday items, the government is delivering targeted support to the Canadians who need it the most, including by: doubling the GST Credit for 11 …

Carla Qualtrough

Making plans flexible for Canada Student Loan, Apprentice Loan borrowers

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Ottawa – Canada’s future prosperity depends on youth getting the education and training they need to find good jobs. The Government of Canada continues to make significant investments to ensure that young people have access to the supports they need to complete their studies and transition successfully to the workforce, and build the careers they want for themselves. Minister of …

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Canada Disability Benefit begins 2nd reading in House of Commons

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Gatineau – One in four working-age persons with disabilities lives below the poverty line in Canada. Working-age persons with disabilities in Canada are twice as likely to live in poverty as those without. This is why the Government of Canada is taking action to reduce poverty and improve the financial security of working-age persons with disabilities. Earlier today, Bill C-22 …

Carla Qualtrough

Call for proposals launched to increase disability inclusion 

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Gatineau – Persons with disabilities must be able to access spaces, communities, and workplaces that are barrier-free and built to include everyone. For this reason, the Government of Canada continues to invest in programs that prioritize disability inclusion, increasing accessibility and the full participation of persons with disabilities. Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced a …