Most of Canada’s 1.2 million small- and medium-sized enterprises have been affected by COVID-19. A substantial number of them remain heavily indebted as pandemic restrictions ease, while workforce shortages and supply-chain disruptions are still a problem.
This school year, tens of thousands of students will be able to use mobile student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch to get around campus and make purchases. For the first time, mobile student IDs can be added to the Wallet app in Canada, starting with the University of New Brunswick and Sheridan College this year. In the US, new schools to adopt mobile student IDs include Auburn University, Northern Arizona University, University of Maine, New Mexico State University, and many more colleges across the country.
The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that the revenues of web giants are shared more fairly with Canadian creators and media. This is why we are exploring a made-in-Canada approach to ensure that contributions made by digital platforms to news and information are in the public interest. This is part of our general commitment towards a comprehensive, more consistent and more equitable regulatory framework applicable to web giants in Canada.