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First Notice: Yukon community centre; feds fund Steinbach facility; temporary foreign worker regulation changes

First Notice: Yukon community centre; feds fund Steinbach facility; temporary foreign worker regulation changes

 

Feds put $17.25 million towards Yukon community building

The Yukon has received $17.25 million from the Government of Canada through the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) for the 2021-22 fiscal year along with a top-up of $16.5 million. The top-up is double the amount of money Yukon communities received through the program in 2020-21. The CCBF was formerly the Gas Tax Fund which was renamed on June 29.

Manitoba and federal governments invest in Steinbach community facility

The governments of Manitoba and Canada have announced an investment in a new $40 million community and recreational facility in Steinbach, Man. The Southeast Event Centre will have a 2,500 seat spectator facility and once finished will connect to the existing T.G. Smith Centre and Steinbach Curling Club. The federal government is investing $9.5 million into the project, with Manitoba putting in $7.9 million. The City of Steinbach is contributing approximately $22.6 million towards eligible costs for the project.

Federal government proposes new regulations to better protect temporary foreign workers

The federal government announced yesterday 14 regulatory amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Temporary Foreign Workers), with three key objectives: Improving protections for temporary foreign workers by mandating employers to provide information about their rights in Canada; improving the government’s ability to prevent bad actors from participating in the program by providing authorities that will strengthen the assessment of applications; and strengthening the government’s ability to effectively conduct inspections. In addition, the Government of Canada has launched new features on Job Bank that enable temporary foreign workers to search for jobs from eligible employers.

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