Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

July 14, 2011 17:00 ET

Service Canada Centre in Slave Lake Reopens

SLAVE LAKE, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2011) - The Service Canada Centre in Slave Lake, which has been closed since May 15, 2011, due to the spread of wildfires, has now reopened. Mr. Brian Jean, Member of Parliament for Fort McMurray–Athabasca, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

"I am pleased to announce that with the reopening of the Centre, Slave Lake residents will continue to receive easy, convenient access to a wide range of federal programs and services," said MP Brian Jean.

During the evacuation, Service Canada employees worked with the community to provide programs, services, support and communications using temporary outreach centres.

The Slave Lake Service Canada Centre is ready to provide residents of the Slave Lake area with access to federal government programs and services, including: Social Insurance Numbers, Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and services for youth in the summer months.

Service Canada offers Canadians one-stop, personalized service they can access online, over the phone, or in person. To find out more about Service Canada and Government programs and services, please call 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232), TTY: 1-800-926-9105, go online to, or visit one of over 600 points of service located across the country.

This news release is available in alternative formats on request.

Contact Information

  • Ann Matejicka
    Director of Communications
    Office of Minister Finley

    Media Relations Office
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada