News from Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
The Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada web site provides a gateway to information on the Canadian government including a range of services, departments and agencies.
The Canada Site is the primary source of information for Canadians on the Government of Canada information, services and engagement.
Among its features are three audience-based gateways that provide access to information and services for:
- Canadians and Residents (Service Canada)
- Canadian Business (Canada Business)
- Non-Canadians (Canada International)
Minister Bennett Announces Launch of Negotiations Towards National Resolution to Sixties Scoop Litigation
On February 1, the Government of Canada issued a news release on the launch of negotiations towards a national resolution to Sixties Scoop litigation.
The federal government completed a nationwide consultation process with stakeholders and the public that gathered their views and ideas on ways to improve services to Canadians who rely on EI.
Starting next month, the Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period will be shortened from two weeks to one week.
The new application kit for the spousal sponsorship process will be available December 15.
The Government of Canada has launched consultations on the review of the Criminal Records Act and a public online consultation on the review of record suspensions.
The Prime Minister today announced that Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, has been named Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues.
The Government of Canada is reviewing its measures to protect critical infrastructure and Canadians from cyber threats. Follow the link to learn about the cyber security environment in Canada and to provide your input.
The Government of Canada is seeking your ideas to inform the development of planned new accessibility legislation. The public consultation will be open until February 2017 and information on viewpoints received will be made available after the consultation is closed.
The federal government is inviting feedback on EI service quality so "steps can be taken to ensure resources are focused on providing the best possible service to Canadians."
The Government of Canada is working with the provinces and territories to develop a new National Housing Strategy, and invites your input.
The Victims Portal is a secure online portal that allows registered victims, and/or their named representatives, to access services and information which they are entitled to under the CCRA.
Between May 16 and June 30, 2016, the Government of Canada will be consulting with Canadians on how to help federally regulated employees better manage work and family and other personal responsibilities.
All refugees and asylum claimants will soon benefit from full health-care coverage through a restored Interim Federal Health Program: Ministy of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
Effective January 3, 2016, the enhanced benefit, announced in 2015, allows claimants to collect up to 26 weeks of benefits, up from the current 6 weeks. Further, the period during which benefits can be taken is expanded to 52 weeks (up from 26 weeks). Benefits can be shared between family members.
The Government of Canada has issued a new Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit bids to establish up to three separate contracts to tackle persistent social problems.
A final suite of reforms to strengthen and modernize Canada's citizenship laws will be fully in force as of June 11, 2015.
Seniors who are homeless or at risk of being homeless will be able to receive their CPP or OAS benefits through an appropriate community organization.
The federal government has released details of its temporary IFHP measures.
This is information on how to apply for funding for the Government of Canada's National Victims of Crime Awareness Week. The deadline for applications is Monday, October 6, 2014.
The Government of Canada is switching from cheques to direct deposit for all government payments. If you are currently receiving benefit payments via cheque, you must enrol.