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The Government of Canada should be improving access to permanent residency for migrant caregivers instead of restricting it

“The federal government must stop toying with migrant workers’ hopes and dreams, and extend permanent residency on arrival to newcomers arriving to do caring work in Canada,” said Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress. Right now, … Read More

A No-Win Situation for Canadians

The most important economic problem faced by Canadians today is not government deficits, and solutions are not to be found in returning to balanced budgets too quickly. The most pressing problems faced by Canadians are a sluggish economic recovery, a stall… Read More

More Young Workers Give Up Hope

Despite the positive signs in the most recent labour force survey from Statistics Canada, the picture for the next generation remains bleak. “Last month, another 26,000 young workers gave up looking for a job and left the labour market. If you look at th… Read More

Canada needs a Marshall Plan to deal with youth unemployment

The Canadian Labour Congress says Canada needs a Marshall Plan to deal with double digit youth unemployment. The organization was responding to Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz’ suggestions before a parliamentary committee earlier this week. Poloz p… Read More

Sisters in Spirit 2014: Time for Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)  will mark October 4, 2014 as a day to honour and remember the lives of the many missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and to once again urge the federal government to hold a National Inquiry. The CLC has enco… Read More

CLC marks fifth annual Essential Skills Day

The fifth annual Essential Skills Day will take place on Friday, September 26, 2014 to raise awareness about the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training. "Higher levels of literacy and essential skills lead to improved job opportunit… Read More

Unions stand up for fairness in Canada

Canada's Labour Day weekend is a public holiday filled with memories of family, friends and community. While work is the last thing most people want to think about before they leave another summer behind, it's actually the reason why we have a long weekend … Read More

Canadian Labour Congress calls on government to support cease fire and participate in rebuilding Gaza

The CLC calls on the Canadian government to support talks between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas beginning in Cairo to find a lasting peace in the region.  There is a window of opportunity for the Prime Minister and the Foreign Affairs Ministe… Read More

Give Peace a Chance: CLC Statement on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has called on the Israeli government and Hamas in Palestine to join an Egypt-brokered deal for an immediate cease fire over the conflict in the Middle East. The CLC was also critical of Prime Minister Harper for blindly s… Read More

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day is a time to celebrate the culture and contributions of Indigenous peoples in Canada. On this day, the Canadian Labour Congress wishes to express its support and solidarity by demanding that the federal, provincial and territorial go… Read More