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Minister Kenney Talks Skills Agenda at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Annual General Meeting

September 29th, 2014

September 28, 2014– Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech at...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement on Human Rights in North Korea Day

September 29th, 2014

Ottawa, September 26, 2014 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Human Rights in North Korea Day: “The Government of Canada is...

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Governments of Canada and Ontario launch the Canada Job Grant to help Ontarians get jobs

September 26th, 2014

September 26, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable Reza Moridi,...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement on Rosh Hashanah

September 26th, 2014

Ottawa, September 24, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Rosh Hashanah: “Today at sundown, Jewish Canadians will come...

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Minister Kenney Talks Jobs, Skills and the Economy at the Canadian Club of Ottawa

September 26th, 2014

September 23, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario– Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, delivered a keynote speech today at...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement Recognizing Nayrouz

September 15th, 2014

Ottawa, September 11, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney issued the following statement to recognize Nayrouz: “Today, Coptic Christians in Egypt and around the world celebrate the Feast of...

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Minister Kenney Issues Statement on the passing of Vasu Chanchlani

September 15th, 2014

Ottawa, September 8, 2014 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the passing of Vasu Chanchlani: “It was with great sadness that I...

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Photo Release – Minister Kenney joins His Holiness Pope Tawadros II at the Consecration of the First Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in North America

September 12th, 2014

On Sunday, September 7th 2014, several representatives of the Government and Parliament of Canada participated in celebrations led by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II commemorating the 50th anniversary...

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Photo Release – Minister Kenney Attends Church Service and Vigil for Victims of Religious Persecution in the Middle East

September 11th, 2014

September 4th, 2014 – Last week Minister Jason Kenney attended a Montreal prayer vigil and procession for Christians being persecuted in the Middle East.  The vigil was hosted by Bishop Ibrahim...

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Minister Kenney welcomes Coptic Pope Tawadros II to Canada

September 11th, 2014

Pope Tawadros II begins month-long visit Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, on September 4, 2014 greeted the leader of the ancient Coptic Orthodox Church upon his arrival in Toronto, on...

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Governments of Canada and Yukon launch the Canada Job Grant

September 11th, 2014

September 4, 2014 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Employment and Social Development Canada On behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, Ryan Leef, Member of...

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Government of Canada marks 500,000 apprenticeship grants issued to help young Canadians get jobs

September 11th, 2014

September 3, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario– Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, today announced that the Government...

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Minister Kenney Concludes Successful Trip to Armenia

September 10th, 2014

Trade and remembrance elements of trip Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, has completed a successful visit to the Republic of...

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Photo Release – Minister Kenney meets with Shi’a leaders in Lebanon

September 10th, 2014

On Thursday, July 24th, Minister Jason Kenney met with the head of the Shi’a Council in Lebanon, Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan, along with a Canadian Imam from the Centre Islamique Libanais in...

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House of Commons Adopts Motion Recognizing Heroism of Jan Karski

May 15th, 2014

The House of Commons has unanimously adopted a motion proposed by Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney recognizing famed Polish figure Jan Karski as a Hero of Humanity risking his life to reveal...

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Statement by the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Regional Minister for Southern Alberta

April 15th, 2014

April 15, 2014 “I was devastated to learn earlier today of the violent death of five young people in our city.  Our hearts ache today for the victims and our thoughts and prayers are with their...

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Minister Kenney outlines the Harper Government’s record support for Calgary and Alberta

March 20th, 2014

March 20, 2014 CALGARY, AB – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Member of Parliament for Calgary Southeast, Regional Minister for Southern Alberta, and Minister of Employment and Social Development,...

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Minister Kenney talks jobs with MP David Anderson at REM Enterprises

February 4th, 2014

February 1, 2014 – Swift Current, Saskatchewan – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for...

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Speaking notes for Minister Kenney at a conference hosted by Cardus regarding skills mismatch in Canada and what it means for Canada’s future

January 24th, 2014

Speaking notes for The Honourable Jason Kenney, P.C., M.P. Minister of Employment and Social Development At a conference hosted by Cardus regarding skills mismatch in Canada and what it means for...

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Minister Kenney: addressing the skills mismatch key to strengthening Canada’s economy

January 24th, 2014

January 23, 2014 – Toronto, ON – Employment and Social Development Canada Today at a conference hosted by Hamilton-based think tank Cardus, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment...

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Federal and provincial governments help apprentices and create jobs in Atlantic Canada

January 15th, 2014

January 15, 2014 – Fredericton, New-Bruswick – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Council of Atlantic...

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Harper government helps Canadians with disabilities access jobs

December 20th, 2013

Enabling Accessibility Fund – New Workplace Accessibility Stream Announced Decembe 20, 2013 – Calgary, AB – Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is inviting...

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Open Letter to Quebecers on Employment Insurance from Minister Jason Kenney

December 5th, 2013

GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 27, 2013 - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following open letter to Quebecers on Employment...

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Secure, Convenient 10-Year ePassport Available Now

July 14th, 2013

Calgary, July 2, 2013 — Canada's new and more secure 10-year ePassport is now available to Canadians, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced...

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Protecting the Safety and Security of Canadian Families – Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act Becomes Law

July 14th, 2013

Ottawa, June 20, 2013 — Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney welcomed the final passage and Royal Assent of The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act, which...

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Canada’s new and improved Federal Skilled Worker Program opening to applicants

July 14th, 2013

Ottawa, May 3, 2013 — Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will be accepting applications to the new and improved Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) as of May 4, 2013. “The...

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Federal government provides support in response to southern Alberta flooding

June 21st, 2013

CALGARY, June 21, 2013 – The Government of Canada is actively supporting emergency response to the continued flood conditions in Southern Alberta,  the Honourable Jason Kenney, Regional Minister...

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Statement on Flooding in Southern Alberta

June 20th, 2013

Minister Jason Kenney, the Regional Minister for Southern Alberta, has issued the following statement about ongoing flooding in Mountain Pass areas: "We are deeply concerned for the people in...

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Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act Becomes Law

June 19th, 2013

Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act Becomes Law Liberals and NDP Oppose Bill to Protect Canadian Families   Ottawa, June 19, 2013 – The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act...

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Bill C-425 and proposed amendments

June 14th, 2013

Below is the text of Private Members' Bill C-425, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (honouring the Canadian Armed Forces) put forward by Calgary Northeast MP Devinder Shory, and proposed...

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Support for Private Member’s Bill C-425

June 13th, 2013

To view public opinion on this issue, click here. Bal Gupta, Chair, Air India 182 Victims’ Families Association “The Air India 182 Victims Families Association strongly supports Bill C-425,...

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Poll: Over 80% of Canadians support stripping citizenship from Canadian terrorists

June 13th, 2013

A poll conducted by NRG Research group in October of 2012 showed that Canadians overwhelmingly support stripping citizenship from convicted terrorists. Detailed results are below. Over 80% of...

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Minister Kenney on CBC’s The Current to Discuss our Government’s Plans to Reform Immigration to Promote Jobs & Growth

March 20th, 2012

Follow the link to listen to the podcast of Minister Kenney's interview with CBC's The Current, where he discussed the Government's plans to reform immigration to promote jobs and growth Minister...

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Letter to the Editor from Minister Kenney to the Toronto Star

March 5th, 2012

Dear Sir or Madame: David Olive’s column on immigration (Skills shortage highlights faulty thinking on immigration, March 5, 2012) includes several major factual errors.  He writes that...

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Vietnamese Community Leaders in Ottawa/ Des Responsables de la Communauté Vietnamienne Accueillis à Ottawa

December 12th, 2011

Vietnamese Community Leaders Welcomed in Ottawa Ottawa, December 9, 2011 – On Tuesday, December 6, a delegation of Vietnamese community leaders from Toronto visited Ottawa to meet with the...

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Minister Kenney visits Camp Spirit Lake

November 25th, 2011

Ottawa, November 25, 2011 – On Thursday, November 24, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism attended the inauguration of the interpretation centre...

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Minister Kenney’s Address at the Remembrance Day Commemoration Ceremony – Calgary Military Museum 11/11/11

November 12th, 2011

Today we gather to discharge a sacred duty: to remember. To remember the greatest Canadians. To remember those who laid down their lives in the defence of Canada, of freedom, of human dignity....

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Minister Kenney on Family Class Immigration (audio)

August 5th, 2011

Minister Kenney on Family Class Immigration

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Minister Kenney’s Dominion Day Address

July 7th, 2011

Vos Excellences, Vos Altesses Royales, invités d’honneur et futurs citoyens de ce grand pays, today we mark the 144th anniversary of our great Dominion at this and at 43 other citizenship...

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Minister Kenney’s Remarks to Mark World Refugee Day- June 20, 2011

June 22nd, 2011

Thank you, Judge Ngo. Judge Ngo himself arrived in Canada as a refugee, and became a pioneer in the Canadian-Vietnamese community.   Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I am pleased to be here...

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Statement by Minister Jason Kenney recognizing the Celebration of Philippine Independence Day

June 13th, 2011

OTTAWA, ON June 13th, 2011 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued a statement recognizing the Celebration of Philippine Independence...

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Minister Jason Kenney’s Speech at the Opening Ceremonies of the Conservative Convention – June 9, 2011

June 12th, 2011

Thank-you. Merci, John, de cette introduction. Chèrs Conservateurs, bienvenue a notre capital nationale! Bienvenu au Congrès conservateur 2011! Fellow Conservatives, welcome to our...

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Harper Conservatives will increase family reunification in 2011

February 21st, 2011

Ottawa, February 17, 2011 -- Following his recent announcement that in 2010, Canada accepted the highest number of immigrants in more than 50 years, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney today announced...

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