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Jul 10, 2015, 13:23 ET Statement - OECD says Canada has positive employment outlook and is improving the way it gets people back to work

GATINEAU, QC, July 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Harper Government is welcoming two OECD reports this week that indicate that, despite a fragile global...


Jul 09, 2015, 14:59 ET Pro-Ex Transportation Solutions and Canadian Union of Postal Workers reach new collective agreement

Minister Leitch congratulates both parties OTTAWA, July 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and...


Jul 08, 2015, 19:27 ET Federal, provincial and territorial ministers take action to improve skills training and labour market outcomes to support economic opportunities

QUÉBEC CITY, July 8, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Labour market ministers from across Canada agreed today to continue to take ambitious action to...


Jul 08, 2015, 17:30 ET Harper Government helps address skills shortages in support of the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor

VANCOUVER, July 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, Andrew Saxton, Member of...


Jul 06, 2015, 12:36 ET Harper Government brings in stiff new penalties for those who abuse foreign worker programs

OTTAWA, July 6, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today announced stiff new...


Jun 30, 2015, 16:17 ET Minister Poilievre welcomes first printing of the boosted Universal Child Care Benefit cheques

WINNIPEG, June 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development welcomed the printing of the first...


Jun 30, 2015, 13:57 ET Statement - Harper Government welcomes agreement of Atlantic Provinces on apprentice harmonization

Statement by the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development OTTAWA, June 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Today I wish to...


Jun 30, 2015, 12:06 ET Wirecomm Systems (2008) Inc. and Unifor Local 5011 agree on new collective agreement - Minister Leitch congratulates both parties

OTTAWA, June 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated...


Jun 29, 2015, 11:18 ET Harper Government helps families save for their children's post-secondary education

GATINEAU, QC, June 29, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today marked the end of the...


Jun 29, 2015, 11:15 ET Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and the Atomic Energy Allied Council reach a new collective agreement

Minister Leitch congratulates both parties OTTAWA, June 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and...


Jun 26, 2015, 14:21 ET Air Canada and Unifor Local 2002 reach a new collective agreement

Minister Leitch congratulates all parties OTTAWA, June 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and...


Jun 26, 2015, 09:00 ET Old Age Security benefit amounts increase for July to September 2015

GATINEAU, QC, June 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Employment and Social Development Canada today announced the quarterly benefit amounts for Old Age Security...


Jun 24, 2015, 17:30 ET The Government of Canada provides Canada Student Grants to over 1 million students

Calgary, June 24, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification) and Member of Parliament...


Jun 22, 2015, 16:21 ET Appointments to the National Seniors Council

GATINEAU, QC, June 22, 2015 /CNW/ -The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), announced today the appointments of Ms. Olivia...


Jun 15, 2015, 09:10 ET Government of Canada announces reappointment of Mr. John Beckett to Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

OTTAWA, June 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, announced the...


Jun 14, 2015, 13:14 ET Minister Leitch congratulates Air Canada and UNIFOR on reaching a ten‎tative collective agreement

OTTAWA, June 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Canada's Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women,...


Jun 10, 2015, 16:42 ET Ardent Mills ULC and Teamsters Québec Local 1999 reach a new collective agreement

Minister Leitch congratulates both parties OTTAWA, June 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and...


Jun 08, 2015, 14:31 ET CityWest Telephone Corp. and Local Union No. 213 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers reach a collective agreement

Minister Leitch congratulates both parties OTTAWA, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and...


Jun 08, 2015, 09:00 ET Harper Government issues Request for Proposals to tackle persistent social problems

OTTAWA, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has issued a new Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit bids to establish up to three...


Jun 03, 2015, 12:51 ET Minister Poilievre highlights training and the Government's commitment to jobs with BuildForce Canada

OTTAWA, June 3, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, shared the Harper Government's...


Jun 03, 2015, 11:09 ET Statement from the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development - Canada's well-being receives top marks, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Better Life Initiative

OTTAWA, June 3, 2015 /CNW/ - On June 3, 2015, the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, issued the following...


May 30, 2015, 15:00 ET Harper Government congratulates Skills Canada competitors and invests in future of skilled workers

SASKATOON, May 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, recognized the accomplishments of...


May 30, 2015, 14:00 ET MP Ed Fast Announces Federal Government Investment in Combatting Homelessness in Abbotsford

ABBOTSFORD, BC, May 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ed Fast, Member of Parliament for Abbotsford, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen,...


May 25, 2015, 18:04 ET First Student Canada, Burlington, and Unifor Local 4268, agree on new collective agreement Minister Leitch congratulates both parties

OTTAWA, May 25, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated...


May 25, 2015, 15:28 ET Securitas Transport Aviation Security Limited and the United Steelworkers reach collective agreements - Minister Leitch congratulates both parties

OTTAWA, May 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated...