Minister Valcourt along with the Deputy Premier Lafferty (Yellowknife, Northwest Territories)

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Canada Job Grant Agreement Signing
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The Honourable Jason Kenney announced over $3.3 million in funding to the Government of British Columbia to improve foreign credential recognition so that internationally trained professionals can get jobs in their fields faster.

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Improving foreign credential recognition
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Canada and the European Union are pleased to announce that officials have reached a complete text, allowing translation and final legal review to commence.

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Complete Canada-EU Text Reached
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Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson today shared his family's personal experience with adoption at an event in Calgary and highlighted the Harper Government's continuing support for families through expanded adoption-related tax relief.

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Harper Government Helps Make Adoption More Affordable
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The Government of Canada announced that Canada and the United States (U.S.) are delivering on key Beyond the Border Action Plan commitments related to joint Trusted Traveller and Trusted Trader programs, including the official opening of the eGate pilot project.

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Canada and the U.S. announce Trusted Traveller and Trusted Trader enhancements under Beyond the Border Action Plan
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Through the Economic Action Plan, the Government supports families and individuals by keeping taxes low, better protecting financial consumers, promoting low-cost and secure pension options, and meeting the health care needs of Canadians. Tax relief gives individuals and families greater flexibility to make the choices that are right for them.

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Support for Children and Families
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  • Canada Job Grant Agreement Signing
  • Improving foreign credential recognition
  • Complete Canada-EU Text Reached
  • Harper Government Helps Make Adoption More Affordable
  • Canada and the U.S. announce Trusted Traveller and Trusted Trader enhancements under Beyond the Border Action Plan
  • Support for Children and Families

Jobs and Growth Blog

  • 3 August, 2014

    Canada’s north is a fundamental part of our heritage and national identity. The Government is committed to helping the North realize its true potential as a healthy, prosperous and secure region within a strong and sovereign Canada.

  • 29 July, 2014

    Under Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government has taken steps to make life more affordable for Canadian families.

    The Government recognizes that adoption can be costly for prospective parents. That is why Canada's Economic Action Plan improved the Adoption Expense Tax Credit  to allow more adoption-related expenses to be claimed under the credit.

  • 11 July, 2014

    The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant is a grant of $1,000 offered by the Government of Canada to registered apprentices who have completed their first and/or second year or level (or equivalent) of an apprenticeship program in a designated Red Seal trade.

  • 7 July, 2014

    Under Canada’s Economic Action Plan, Canadians who are caregivers for family members with physical or mental impairments may qualify to receive an additional tax credit of up to $306 for an eligible dependent.

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