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Government of Canada announces funding for alternative programming helping at-risk young offenders

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

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $221,960 in funding to the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres in Westmount to finance alternative programs for youth offenders, supporting their reintegration into society and strengthening their ability to …

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National Conference on Financial Literacy focuses on collaboration and unveils new Canadian Financial Literacy Database #FinLitConf

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

Representatives from grass-roots groups, government and non-profit organization leaders, private-sector stakeholders and academia are gathering today and tomorrow in Vancouver to share best practices and success stories in boosting financial literacy, …

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Minister Poilievre highlights government support for families and job training at Vancouver Board of Trade

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

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, on his first visit to British Columbia as Minister of Employment and Social Development, outlined the Harper Government’s low-tax plan for families, as well as skills training to prepare Canadians for in-demand jobs, du…

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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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Harper Government’s Investments in Colleges Driving Innovation and Opportunities

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

During a keynote address today, the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), highlighted the successes of Canadian colleges, cégeps and institutes in boosting business and social innovation to create more prosperous Canadian communities.

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Ministers Finley to Offer Remarks at the Western Innovation Forum

Posted April 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend the Luncheon of the Western Innovation Forum ¿ hosted by Western Economic Diversification Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries, Mitacs, and Canadian Commercial Corporation ¿ where the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, will be providing remarks.

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Minister Poilievre highlights the Harper Government’s commitment to training, trade and tax cuts

Posted May 5, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, urged Canada’s building trades today to take advantage of various government training programs to create jobs where they are needed and build the economy. Minister Poilievr…

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Government of Canada helps youth in Lac-Saint-Jean-Est regional county municipality get jobs

Posted May 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is helping equip youth in the Lac-Saint-Jean-Est regional county municipality with the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Member of Parliament for Roberval–Lac-St-Jean, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development.

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Government of Canada to Announce Support for Aboriginal Training and Skills Development in Northern Alberta

Posted June 24, 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 training and skills development for Aboriginal students in Northern Alberta.

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Harper Government creates summer jobs and bright futures for youth in Temiskaming Shores

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

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming, today announced that 125 young Canadians in North Bay, Temiskaming Shores, and the surrounding communi…

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Canada Job Grant supports British Columbia employers and provides workers with skills training

Posted July 28, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Through the Canada Job Grant, employers in Salmon Arm will receive over $17,000 in funding to provide skills training to their employees. The announcement was made today by Colin Mayes, Member of Parliament for Okanagan–Shuswap, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and by Greg Kyllo, Parliamentary Secretary for the BC Jobs Plan and MLA for Shuswap, on behalf of the Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour.

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Minister Mihychuk talks youth, jobs and global best practices

Posted January 15, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour attended the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Policy Forum on the Future of Work and the Employment and Labour Ministerial Meeting on…

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New infrastructure program invests in innovation and sustainable growth at Canada’s post-secondary institutions

Posted April 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s post-secondary institutions are at the forefront of excellence in science, research and innovation. They help to train the workforce of tomorrow and create the knowledge and insights needed by the private and public sectors to build a clean, s…

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Supporting Employment Opportunities for Indigenous Canadians

Posted May 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is providing more support to Indigenous employment and training organizations serving Indigenous people across Canada. The goal is to increase opportunities for Indigenous people to develop their skills and access support servi…

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What Happens When Kids Read Mean Tweets?

Posted March 13, 2015 by Anonymous

I will be the first to say that I eagerly await the release of a new “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” segment from The Jimmy Kimmel Show. I find it funny, and I know it is 100% mean-spirited. I would personally […]

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Minister Kenney Talks Jobs and Skills Training at the 8th Annual State of the Island Economic Summit on Vancouver Island

Posted October 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech today to the 8th Annual State of the Island Economic Summit on Vancouver Island. The Summit brought together hundreds of business, government, and co…

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Harper Government invests in jobs and opportunities for youth in Pickering

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

The Harper Government is helping equip young Canadians in Pickering with the skills and work experience needed to get jobs. The announcement was made today by Chris Alexander, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Member of Parliament for Ajax–Pickering, and the Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance), on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development).

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Canada Continues to Support Agricultural Development in Ethiopia

Posted February 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister MacKay and MP Armstrong announce two projects that will help boost farmers’ productivity and resilience.

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Harper Government launches new call for proposals for the Enabling Accessibility Fund

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

The 2015 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) Call for Proposals for community-based projects was launched today by the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, accompanied by Andrew Saxton, Parliamentary Secretary for the Mini…

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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 Deadlines to Apply for, Redeem, and use Personal Credits have been Extended

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

Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to grant Canada’s request for an extension to the deadlines to apply for, redeem, and use Personal Credits.

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Harper Government announces more help for new Canadians to get into job market faster

Posted April 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, released a report today outlining new and better ways to integrate immigrants into the Canadian workforce.

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Minister Bergen addresses Portage la Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce to highlight Economic Action Plan 2015

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

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, delivered a keynote speech today to the Chamber of Commerce in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, following the tabling of Economic Action Plan 2015 on April 21, 2015. In her remarks, …

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Minister Gosal Announces Support for UNICEF Canada’s #HighFiveIt Campaign to Save Children’s Lives in Haiti

Posted May 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), today announced support for UNICEF Canada’s #HighFiveIt campaign, which will raise funds to help save children’s lives in Haiti. Minister Gosal made the announcement during halftime at the Canada ver…

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Harper Government Supports Skills Training in B.C.’s Thompson Region

Posted July 6, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and for Western Economic Diversification, and Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, on behalf of the Honour…

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Harper Government supports workplace essential skills training for Aboriginal people in the North

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

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Member of Parliament for Nunavut, and Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and S…

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Government of Canada helps youth in Collingwood get jobs

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is helping equip youth in Collingwood with the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour, Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Simcoe–Grey, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development.

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Amherst Transforming Old Town Hall into Innovation Centre

Posted February 10, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The 8,200 square-foot Confederation Memorial Building in Amherst is being repurposed.

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Canada Summer Jobs 2016: More employers applying to hire students this summer

Posted April 19, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced today that a record number of applications have been received under Canada’s newly expanded Canada Summer Jobs program.

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Statement by the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour to mark National Aboriginal Day

Posted June 21, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The following statement was issued by the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, today on the occasion of National Aboriginal Day:

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The Honourable Jason Kenney will make an announcement about the Canada Job Grant

Posted October 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, along with the Honourable Shirley Bond, British Columbia Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, will make an announcement about the …

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CBSA celebrates the success of its new officer trainees

Posted November 7, 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 or lea…

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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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Harper Government Investment Supports Skills Training

Posted March 5, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Aspiring electricians and industrial mechanics in Saskatchewan will benefit from increased training opportunities thanks to a $92,000 investment announced today by Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for Prince Albert, on behalf of the Honourable Michel…

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Government of Canada supports jobs and opportunities for youth and Canadians with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador

Posted November 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is helping 70 youth and Canadians with disabilities develop the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by Senator Fabian Manning on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of Sta…

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The Honourable Pierre Poilievre will provide an overview of the Economic Action Plan 2015

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

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, Minister for the National Capital Commission and Member of Parliament for Nepean¿Carleton, will provide an overview of the Economic Action Plan 2015.

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Government of Canada helps Canadians with disabilities in Peel Region gain job skills

Posted April 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is helping Canadians with disabilities gain the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for York–Simcoe, and Wladyslaw Lizon, Member of Parliament for Mississauga East–Cooksville, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development.

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Harper Government helps youth in the Durham Region get jobs

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

The Harper Government is helping equip youth in Durham Region with the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament for Durham, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poi…

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Harper Government supports new training and certification program for advanced manufacturing

Posted June 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport) and Member of Parliament for Bramalea–Gore–Malton, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, announced an investment for a project with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). The project will pilot a new training and certification program to better equip youth with the skills needed for a career in advanced manufacturing.

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Government of Canada Supports Innovation in Life Sciences Sector

Posted July 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $1,110,000 for the University of Lethbridge to upgrade their synthetic biology laboratory.

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