Helping Albertans age with dignity

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Edmonton – Every senior in Canada deserves to age in dignity, safety, and comfort, regardless of where they live. That is why the Government of Canada is investing close to $200 billion over 10 years, which includes $5.4 billion for tailored bilateral agreements with provinces and territories on Aging with Dignity. Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, …

Selection processes open for Employment Insurance Board of Appeal

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Gatineau – The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages Randy Boissonnault announced that the Governor in Council has launched selection processes to identify a diverse group of qualified Canadians to join the new Employment Insurance Board of Appeal as Governor in Council appointees. Candidates have until June 20, 2024, to apply using the Governor in Council appointments website. Once …

Boyle Street Community Services invest in downtown Edmonton

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Edmonton — The downtown core in Edmonton will have an improved facility for an essential range of programs and services after a combined investment of more than $45 million from the federal government and the Boyle Street Community Services. Announced by Minister Randy Boissonnault and Jordan Reiniger, Executive Director, Boyle Street Community Services, this new building space will be better suited to providing …

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Workforce Solutions Road Map

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Ottawa – The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program experienced a surge in demand due to the post-pandemic economy, low unemployment rates, and record-high job vacancy rates in 2022. To address those labour shortages, the Program adopted a series of policy changes. With changing labour market conditions and declining job vacancies, the Government is adjusting the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to …

$15-a-day regulated child care for families in Alberta

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 Edmonton – Too many families across Canada lack access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care. That’s why the Government of Canada is working with provinces and territories, including Alberta, to provide families in Canada with $10-a-day, on average, regulated child care for children up to kindergarden age by March 2026. This is a plan to make life more …

Inclusive skills training for Canadians living with ADHD

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Saguenay – Canada’s job market continues to evolve, offering new opportunities and areas for growth for Canadians. Now more than ever, it is critical that we expand and strengthen our workforce and get Canadians the skills and resources they need to thrive. That is why the Government is investing in projects that will help Canadians improve their foundational and transferable …

Funding increased for official language community organizations

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DIEPPE – Our two official languages are at the heart of our Canadian identity. That’s why it’s important to continue supporting our community organizations that make a difference at the grassroots every day. Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, announced a $62.5-million core funding increase over five years for official language community organizations. This additional financial …

Making post-secondary education affordable for Indigenous youth

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Ottawa – When young people have access to the supports needed to complete their studies and achieve their career goals, then communities, the economy and all of Canada thrive. That is why the Government of Canada continues to make meaningful investments in youth through its comprehensive array of youth programming. Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, Randy Boissonnault, …

Helping Edmonton church improve safety against hate crimes

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Edmonton – Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, announced a federal investment of $83,766 to the Rhema Chapel of the Redeemed Christian Church of God through the Security Infrastructure Program (SIP). The organization will use this funding to install security equipment such as a CCTV system, lights with sensors/ alarms, doors and a fence/motorized gate. These new …

Renovations funded at Collège Boréal’s Nipissing Campus

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STURGEON FALLS – The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that all Canadians can access an education in the official language of their choice. Investing in post-secondary institutions is essential in equipping young people for their future and encourage the vitality of official language minority communities. Marc Serré, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and …