Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
Address: 223 Churchill Avenue, St. John’s, NL A1A 1N3
Formerly Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
|General Inquiries: 1-800-O-CANADA (1-800-622-6232) |
To build a stronger and more inclusive Canada, to support Canadians in helping them live productive and rewarding lives and improving Canadians’ quality of life.
Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:
ESDC provides a multitude of services and information:
Benefits, Canada EI Commission, Wage Earners Protection Program, and economic regions.
Payment dates for recurring Government of Canada benefit payments.
Job opportunities, work permits, Social Insurance Number, criminal record checks and security clearances.
Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security pension and related benefits, the Canadian retirement income calculator and retirement planning.
Maternity and parental leave, Employment Insurance, Canada Child Benefit, and survivor’s pension.
Pensions, child benefits, savings plans, education funding, and gas tax refund program.
Evaluations, audits, annual reports, and other departmental and program reports.
Hiring streams and positions, employer compliance and obligations.
Explore careers by education program, apprenticeship, and training programs.
GST/HST housing rebate, buying a home, and financial assistance to fix your home.
Grants and contributions that support jobs, training, and social development.
Labour laws, workplace standards, health and safety standards and labour relations.
Student financial assistance for college and university; apprenticeship, continuing education, co-op, and internships.
Our mandate, portfolio, partners, access to information and transparency.
Benefits for Indigenous Peoples, active Forces members, veterans, people with a disability, retirees, and victims.
Promotional campaigns and initiatives led by ESD