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Minister of State Holder Delivers Address on Innovation to Canadian Universities

Posted October 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), delivered a keynote address at the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Innovation Dialogue today.

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Minister Rickford Concludes Successful Mission Promoting Canada’s Interests in Japan

Posted November 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today concluded his first official visit to Japan, where he reinforced the economic and natural resource relationship between our countries.

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Governments of Canada and Nunavut finalize agreements to help people in Nunavut get jobs

Posted September 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Member of Parliament for Nunavut, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, alo…

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Government of Canada announces appointments to the Canada Industrial Relations Board

Posted December 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, announced two new appointments to the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB).

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Minister Kenney tours Canadian Welding Bureau and announces availability of Canada Apprentice Loan

Posted January 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today provided an overview of the apprenticeship support offered by the Government of Canada while on a tour of the Canadian Welding Bureau in Milton, Ontario. Minister Kenney …

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Governments of Canada and New Brunswick launch the Canada Job Grant to help New Brunswickers get jobs

Posted January 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honoura…

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Minister Bergen Participates in Event Celebrating Local Manitoba Apprenticeship Graduates

Posted October 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar today joined students and graduates at Red River College for an event honouring the achievements of local apprentices who have become cert…

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The Government of Canada helps youth in Winnipeg get jobs

Posted December 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Governments of Canada and Manitoba are joining efforts to help youth in Winnipeg develop the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by Lawrence Toet, Member of Parliament for Elmwood¿Transcona, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, and the Honourable Kevin Chief, Manitoba Minister of Jobs and the Economy.

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Consultations continue on National Strategy for Financial Literacy

Posted November 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson, Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney and Member of Parliament (Edmonton-Leduc) James Rajotte will hold a consultation on Thursday November 13, 2014 at the University of Alberta, Lister Centre, corne…

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Harper Government Invests in Oil and Gas Research and Development

Posted January 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $2.4 million in support of the University of Manitoba (UofM) to establish an internationally accredited analytical Centre for Oil and Gas Research a…

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Social Security Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Serbia

Posted December 1, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, has announced that the Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Republic of Serbia comes into force today, December 1, 2014.

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Education

Why Aren’t Girls Encouraged To Pursue This Career?

Posted October 2, 2014 by Sonya

When you ask girls what they want to be when they grow up we get all sorts of interesting answers. Sure we get mom, teacher, dancer, lawyer, doctor, hairstylist, fashion designer and many other great career options. As parents we […]

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Government of Canada takes action to help newcomers get jobs in their field faster

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, today announced the creation of the Panel on Employment Challenges of New Canadians as part of the Government of Canada’s action plan to impro…

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The Honourable Michelle Rempel to Speak at Rendez-vous économique 2014

Posted November 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Edmonton, AB, November 6, 2014 – On November 7, 2014, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, will provide opening remarks at the Rendez-vous économique 2014, hosted by the Conseil de développement économique de l’Alberta (CDÉA) .

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Minister MacKay to make a funding announcement

Posted September 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Mike Wallace, M.P. for Burlington, will make a funding announcement, regarding justice measures.

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The Honourable Jason Kenney will address the Canada 2020 #Can2020 Conference.

Posted October 1, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, will address the Canada 2020 #Can2020 Conference.

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Harper Government Supports Greater Efficiency in Trucking Industry Across the West

Posted January 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $268,000 to support the Manitoba Trucking Associat…

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Minister Leitch concludes successful visit to India

Posted January 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, concluded a successful working visit to India. In Delhi, the Minister met with her Indian counterparts, the ministers responsible for labour and women’s iss…

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My financial literacy selfie #FLM2014Contest

Posted October 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

For Financial Literacy Month in November, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) invites Canadians to take part in activities that will help increase their financial know-how.

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Canada Border Services Agency celebrates the success of its new officer trainees

Posted December 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today congratulates recruits who have completed the Officer Induction Training Program (OITP) at the CBSA College in Rigaud, Quebec. The following individuals were recognized for their academic excellence, leade…

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Northern Organizations Partner to Improve Inuit Employment Skills

Posted November 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Innovative Inuit Learning and Development project provides valuable training to Nunavummiut.

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia continue work to create jobs

Posted January 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, together with the Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, met with the Honourable Shirley Bond, British Columbia Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skil…

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Minister Goodyear and MP Stanton Visit Lakehead University Orillia Campus

Posted January 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), and Bruce Stanton, Member of Parliament for Simcoe North, will tour Lakehead University’s Orillia Campus.

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Malala Yousafzai Becomes Youngest Person To Receive Nobel Peace Prize

Posted October 10, 2014 by Anonymous

17-year-old Malala Yousafzai was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Friday morning. She is the youngest person ever to receive the prestigious award, sharing it with fellow children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. The two were honoured for their ongoing efforts to make […]

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Minister of State Holder to Speak at Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada Conference

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Event date: October 27, 2014 – The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will deliver a keynote address at this year’s Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada conference.

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Federal and provincial governments work together to help apprentices in Atlantic Canada

Posted November 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Council of Atlantic Premiers today announced that apprenticeship requirements in six new trades will be harmonized across the Atlantic provinces: carpenter, welder, met…

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Harper Government to Announce Support to Increase Efficiency in the Trucking Industry

Posted January 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Friday, January 23, 2015, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversifica…

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Harper Government Supports First Nations Economic Development

Posted December 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is proud to support this week’s Links to Learning event, taking place in Vancouver, BC, December 9-11.

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Employer deadline for Canada Summer Jobs applications approaching

Posted January 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Employers are reminded to apply now for funding under Canada Summer Jobs 2015. The funding will create thousands of job opportunities for students across the country.

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Minister Kenney talks skills training and jobs with the Canadian Electricity Association

Posted November 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech today at the Canadian Electricity Association’s Annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

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The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State for (Seniors), will speak at the Newfoundland and Labrador Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NLNPEA) conference

Posted October 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State for (Seniors), will speak at the Newfoundland and Labrador Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NLNPEA) conference.

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Statement from Minister Steven Blaney on the induction of CBSA officer trainees

Posted December 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued the following statement to congratulate trainees of the Officer Induction Training Program (OITP) at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Coll…

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Minister of State (Finance) and Financial Literacy Leader to participate in an announcement in support of financial literacy

Posted November 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader, Jane Rooney, will speak at an event organized by TD Bank Group and Prosper Canada to announce a new financial commitment to support the financial capability of vulnerabl…

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Minister Rempel to Announce Expanded Support for Women in Skilled Trades

Posted January 21, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, in support of women in skilled trades.

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Minister Ritz announces the launch of the Canada Apprentice Loan in Saskatchewan to help apprentices complete their training

Posted January 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today announced the launch of the new Canada Apprentice Loan, an important initiative that provides apprentices registered in a R…

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How to Excuse Your Child from the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

Posted January 9, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Well, it’s that time again: Foundation Skills Assessment in BC. There are so many things wrong with the FSA tests. I won’t go into them here, but you can read about many of them in these places: Foundation Skills Assessment: Another Dirty Trick The BCTF on the FSAs. And so you know, the BC Ministry … Continue reading How to Excuse Your Child from the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia launch the Canada Job Grant to help British Columbians get jobs

Posted October 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour for British Columbia, announced today that employers in Brit…

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Minister Kenney addresses the Toronto Region Board of Trade about the Government of Canada’s plan to give the skills and training Canadians need for in-demand jobs

Posted November 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech at the Toronto Region Board of Trade that focused on the Government of Canada’s Skills Agenda. This is the Government’s plan to give Canadians the sk…

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Harper Government to Announce Support for Skills Training

Posted October 2, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – October 3, 2014 – Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, in support of increased skills training opportunities at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies’ Saskatchewan Aviation Learning Centre.

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Government of Canada to Announce Support for Heavy Equipment Operators in Manitoba

Posted December 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Brandon, Manitoba, December 11, 2014 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to support heavy equipment operator training.

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