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Dear <<First Name>>;

Happy Canada Day!

Tomorrow, we will celebrate 155 years of Canada's rich and diverse history. Canadians have good reason to be proud of the work of this nation and its people. Whether you plan to celebrate Canada Day by visiting friends and family, camping, or hosting BBQs, I wish you a very safe and Happy Canada Day.

Hon. John McKay P.C.
Member of Parliament for
Scarborough - Guildwood

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Happy Canada Day!

This Friday we recognize 155 years since the Confederation of Canada. Canada is a nation with a rich and diverse history. Let's come together with our friends and families this Canada Day to celebrate this country. Happy Canada Day!

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Award Winners

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee marks 70 years of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. To mark this historic event, my office recognized a number of exceptional individuals in Scarborough - Guildwood for their community service. Congratulations to all the nominees.

Graduating Class of 2022

Schools across Canada are hosting their first in-person graduations in over 2 years. This week, I had the pleasure of speaking to graduates at Sir Wilfred Laurier C.I. and Eastview P.S.

Congratulations to all of the students, teachers, and parents celebrating this momentous occasion. 

Local Business Survey

Calling all local businesses!

As part of the Buy Scarborough Hire Scarborough Strategy, the East Scarborough Storefront and the Scarborough Business Association are asking local businesses to complete a 10-minute business survey.

Completion of the survey can provide business leaders:

  • Opportunities for business growth in Scarborough
  • Local hiring initiatives to address workforce challenges
  • A chance to win 1 of 3 free memberships to the Scarborough Business Association OR a 6th Generation iPad to support their business needs.
Complete the survey here: 

https://survey.alchemer-ca.com/s3/50146896/BSHS-Business-Scan-Survey-2022

Scarborough Ribfest

Ribfest is taking place on July 29, 30, 31, and August 1, 2022 at Thompson Park. Visit the festival to have fun and taste award-winning ribs!

Learn more at: https://www.scarboroughribfest.com/ 

Bill S-211 Passes Second Reading Unanimously

Bill S-211 is making steadfast progress in the House of Commons. There is unanimous support in the House for legislation aimed at ending slavery in our supply chains.

Learn more about the bill here: https://www.parl.ca/legisinfo/en/bill/44-1/s-211 

Funding for New Horizons for Seniors Program

Deadline: November 2022

Additional funding for the New Horizons for Seniors Program has been made available.

Interested organizations looking to support seniors in our community should visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/new-horizons-seniors.html

Canada Summer Jobs are NOW HIRING!

Employers for Canada Summer Jobs are now hiring up and until July 24, 2022. 
Summer Job Bank

NEW IRCC Digital Case Status Tracker

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched a new digital case status tracker website that allows eligible families access to permanent resident applications statuses, sponsorship application statuses, and other information online. The tracker is available for PR applicants in the spousal, partner, and dependent child categories.

Access the tool here: https://prt-srp.apps.cic.gc.ca/en

Fourth Doses Now Available

I've had mine, time for you to get yours.

For more information, please visit: http://scarbvaccine.ca

Travelling with ArriveCAN

Those travelling this Spring and Summer should ensure they are preparing well in advance. Testing requirements may be required and a fully-filled ArriveCAN app is required for flights coming into Canada.

For a list of all pre-entry and arrival requirements, please visit travel.gc.ca/travel-covid

Who's Hiring

East Scarborough Storefront List
Government of Canada Youth Job Bank

Immigration Information

Update: On January 31, 2022, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship announced a suite of new measures that will help reduce wait times and modernize Canada's immigration system. These include:
  1. The hiring of 500 new processing staff.
  2. Expansion of online applications for PR applicants.
  3. Creation of a PR tracker for spousal sponsorship applications.
  4. Update to online processing times tools to give applicants estimates on the time it will take to process their applications.
More information can be found at https://t.co/Ems0qoalRO.
Check out the following immigration related resources: Need further resources? My office is happy to assist you with immigration matters by phone at 416-283-1226 or by email at John.McKay.c1@parl.gc.ca.  

If you are a resident of Scarborough-Guildwood seeking assistance with a federal service or program, please provide the following:
  • Your full name;
  • Address, including postal code;
  • Telephone number;
  • File number
  • Date of birth
  • Brief summary of your situation
If the matter is time-sensitive, then please call the office directly at 416-283-1226. If we are unable to answer your call immediately, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as we can.
 

News on the Hill

In the News:

Connect with my Office

My office looks forward to connecting with you about all federal matters by phone at 416-283-1226 or by email at John.McKay.c1@parl.gc.ca. We will return all calls and emails.

Please contact one of the following agencies based on the nature of your inquiry:
 
For CRA inquiries, please contact 1-800-959-8281.
 
For Service Canada/EI inquiries, please contact the department at 1-800-206-7218. You may also complete a service request form: https://eservices.canada.ca/en/service/
 
For IRCC inquiries, please contact the department at 1-888-242-2100 or visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/contact-ircc.html

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Sincerely,
 
Hon. John McKay, P.C.,
Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Guildwood
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