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Our North, Strong and Free: A Renewed Vision for Canada’s Defence

2024 April 8 Members of our Armed Forces serve our country with unwavering dedication. With today’s announcement, we’re strengthening the Canadian Armed Forces with transformative investments in equipment, capabilities, and talent. As we tackle the evolving challenges ahead, including protecting and defending the Arctic, these investments will keep Canada safe, secure, and prosperous. The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister...

Changing how we build homes in Canada

2024 April 5 We’re changing the way we build homes in Canada. In Budget 2024, we’re supporting a new approach to construction, with a focus on innovation and technology. This will make it easier and more cost-effective to build more homes, faster. You should be able to live in the community you love, at a price you can afford. The Rt....

Protecting and expanding affordable housing

2024 April 4 We’re making the playing field fairer for renters. Through Budget 2024, we’re working with non-profits to protect affordable housing, preserve rent prices, and build thousands of new apartments. It’s simple – you should be able to live in the community you love, with a rent you can afford. The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Everyone...

Unlocking housing construction and launching Canada Builds

2024 April 3 With Budget 2024, we’re making it easier, cheaper, and faster to build more homes in Canada. Today’s announcement will cut red tape, speed up development, and build more homes, so that Canadians – from teachers, to nurses, to construction workers – can afford to stay in the communities where they work. It’s making the housing market fairer for...

Protests Erupt Across Canada Over Federal Carbon Price Increase 

Protests Erupt Across Canada Over Federal Carbon Price Increase 

2024 April 2 Anger swept through various parts of Canada on Monday as citizens took to the streets in protest against Ottawa’s recent hike in the federal carbon price. The $15-per-tonne increase, bringing the levy to $80 per tonne, elicited strong reactions nationwide.  Demonstrators, including Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, gathered outside gas stations and government buildings, decrying the hike as...

Growing communities and building more homes, faster

2024 April 2 We need more affordable homes, and we need the infrastructure to help build these homes. That’s why in Budget 2024, we’re building more infrastructure, building more homes, and helping more Canadians find a place to call their own. This is about fairness ‒ making sure communities have the safe, quality housing they need to get ahead. The Rt....

Fairness for every generation

2024 March 27 It’s too hard to find an affordable place to rent, especially for younger Canadians. That’s why in Budget 2024, we’re taking action to protect renters, make the rental market fairer, and open new pathways for renters to become homeowners. Let’s make sure renters count. The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Everyone deserves to succeed. But...

Working together to protect democracy and defend human rights

2024 March 20 Our democracies didn’t happen by accident, and they won’t continue without effort. That’s why we are working with partners around the world, through the Summit for Democracy, to strengthen democracy and trust in our institutions. Canada will work with all countries – from our long-standing partners to our new friends – to show the world that democracy...

Eight ways to prove financial sufficiency as an international student

Eight ways to prove financial sufficiency as an international student

2024 March 15 As an international student embarking on post-secondary studies in Canada, various avenues exist through which Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) enables you to demonstrate your financial capacity for relocating to Canada. As an integral part of the Canadian study permit application procedure, candidates are required to demonstrate sufficient funds to sustain themselves and any accompanying family...

Canada announces new immigration pilots to support rural and Francophone minority communities, will create a permanent program

2024 March 6 Sudbury, Ontario—Rural and Francophone minority communities are critical to Canada’s long-term growth, and regional immigration plays a key role in strengthening their economies. In particular, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) has been successful in connecting businesses and employers in remote communities with the skilled newcomers they need to thrive. That is why today, the Honourable...

Canada announces the launch of the Canada–Finland Youth Mobility Agreement

Canada announces the launch of the Canada–Finland Youth Mobility Agreement

2024 March 1 Ottawa, Ontario—Canada continues to create new opportunities for Canadian youth to explore other cultures and build lasting connections abroad. The Government of Canada also welcomes youth from around the world to experience Canada’s diversity and richness through work and travel. Today, the Honorable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that the Canada–Finland Youth Mobility...