Notice - Government of Canada

OTTAWA, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Chris Alexander, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, will make an important announcement on reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

A lock-up, including a technical briefing by senior government officials, will precede the announcement.

Please note that all details are subject to change.

DATE Friday, June 20, 2014
Documents available for viewing:  
11:30 a.m. EDT
Technical briefing:  
12:00 p.m. EDT - 1:15 p.m. EDT
News conference: 1:30 p.m. EDT
National Press Theatre
150 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Journalists must respect the terms of a lock-up undertaking until Ministers Kenney and Alexander begin to speak at the news conference shortly after 1:30 p.m. Journalists will not be allowed to leave the embargoed technical briefing prior to 1:30 p.m.

Journalists who are not members of the National Press Gallery must obtain accreditation from the Gallery in advance. For more information, contact Collin Lafrance at

Lock-up information:
Journalists wishing to attend the lock-up will be required to sign an undertaking.

News conference:
Journalists outside of the region can also call in to listen to the news conference at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
Participant dial-in: 877-413-4814 Participant pass code: 8894586


SOURCE: Employment and Social Development Canada

For further information:

(media only):
Alexandra Fortier
Office of Minister Kenney

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada

Alexis Pavlich
Office of Minister Alexander

Media Relations Office
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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