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Talent Canada: Navigating business relief during a pandemic – and beyond

Experts analyze the Canadian government's COVID-19 supports

December 10, 2020  by Talent Canada

Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland addressed the job shortage in the government’s fall fiscal statement on Nov. 30. (Facebook/freelandchrystia)

Federal government relief programs for businesses hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic — while uneven at times — could prepare the way for future workplace supports.

Job losses have dominated the news cycle, along with infection numbers. Ottawa addressed the job shortage in the government’s Nov. 30 fall fiscal statement.

“The economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic caused Canada’s working-age employment rate to go from record highs to record lows in a matter of weeks,” Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said.

Read more on Talent Canada, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.


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