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Tourism Employment Fund for Seniors launched

The provincial government is investing $2.1 million in a wage supplement pilot program to be known as the Tourism Employment Fund for Seniors. From left: Mehmet Yunli, acting CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick; Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Patricia Bernier, head tour guide, Kingsbrae Garden.

Income support and training services for EI claimants affected by gap in benefits

A federally funded program will provide immediate income support and training for New Brunswickers who experience a gap between employment insurance benefits and their seasonal employment. Participating in the announcement were, from left, Acadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier and Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage.

Public libraries offer free passes to Village Historique Acadien

During Provincial French Pride Week, March 19-25, the public may visit any of the 63 public libraries in the province and present their library card to sign out one free admission pass per cardholder to the Village Historique Acadien. From left: Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; Philippe Basque, historian for the Village Historique Acadien; and Eva Fischer, ...

Investment of $2.4 million in NBCC infrastructure

The provincial government is investing $2.4 million in the New Brunswick Community College’s (NBCC) infrastructure as part of its 2018-19 capital budget. From left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Lisa Taylor, vice-president of finance and administration, NBCC Saint Andrews; Cameron Blair, student council president for NBCC Saint Andrews; Premier Brian Gallant; Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet and ...

Minister: Family Day expected to be good for hospitality sector

The provincial government anticipates the addition of a new paid holiday will create increased opportunity for the hospitality industry and other sectors this year. The province’s first Family Day will be on Monday, Feb. 19. From left: Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; Ronald Drisdelle, president of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick; Brian Conoley, Radical Edge; ...

Amendments to the Employment Standards Act proposed

The provincial government has introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Act that would include domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence leave, and also update unpaid leave provisions. Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage discussed the changes with reporters this morning.

Investment of $1.6 million in CCNB infrastructure

The provincial government is investing $1.6 million in the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick’s (CCNB) infrastructure as part of its 2018-19 capital budget. From left: Alain Boisvert, director of the CCNB Acadian Peninsula campus; Sylvio Boudreau, first vice-president of CCNB; Post-Secondary Education Minister Roger Melanson; Paolo Fongemie, director of the CCNB Bathurst campus; Gérald Losier, director general of finance and infrastructure ...

Memorandum of understanding signed with Université de Moncton

The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Université de Moncton that is meant to provide stable tuition for students and predictable multi-year funding for the university. From left: Prof. Sid Ahmed Selouani; Memramcook-Tantramar MLA Bernard LeBlanc; Tristian Gaudet, president of La Fédération des étudiantes et étudiants du Campus universitaire de Moncton; university president Raymond Théberge; Post-Secondary ...

Memorandums of understanding with three publicly funded universities

Post-Secondary Education Minister Roger Melanson announced that the provincial government and three of the province’s four publicly funded universities have reached agreements that are meant to provide stable tuition for students and predictable multi-year funding for the universities.

Committee established to strengthen labour-government relations

The provincial government has established a labour-government steering committee to build stronger relationships between government and the labour movement and to identify areas of co-operation. From left: Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; Daniel Légère (Canadian Union of Public Employees); Treasury Board President Roger Melanson; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Lana Payne (UNIFOR); ...

Medicare now available for international students

Medicare coverage is now available for international students studying full-time in New Brunswick. From left: Health Minister Benoît Bourque; Robert Burroughs, executive director of the New Brunswick Student Alliance; Tristian Gaudet, president of the Fédération des étudiantes et étudiants du Campus universitaire de Moncton; Samuel Jordan Nganga, president of the Association des étudiants et étudiantes internationaux du Centre universitaire de ...

Students compete in provincewide career competition

High school students across New Brunswick will take part in the second annual ChatterHigh competition from Oct. 2 to Dec. 1. Photo shows Employment, Labour and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage (centre) with students and staff of École Marie-Gaétane in Kedgwick.

Public libraries offering free admission passes to Beaverbrook Art Gallery in October

Members of the public may visit any of the province’s 62 public libraries in October and use their library card to sign out one free admission pass to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton. From left: Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; Beaverbrook Art Gallery interim director and CEO Bernard Riordon; and regional director of the York Library ...

New member of Executive Council sworn in

In a ceremony in Balmoral, Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau swore in Gilles LePage as minister of labour, employment and population growth. The new portfolio was created to better partner with the labour movement, workers and employers in ensuring New Brunswick has the workforce to fill jobs needed to grow the economy. From left: Roy Vienneau; LePage; and Premier Brian Gallant.

Respectful Workplace Week, Sept. 4 - 8

As part of Respectful Workplace Week, the Workplace Violence and Abuse Research Team of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research in conjunction with the Women’s Equality Branch will be holding a series of free lectures on Sept. 8 at the Fredericton Public Library. From left: Sue O’Donnell, academic co-chair of the research team; Post-Secondary Education, Training and ...

Renovations at NBCC Miramichi campus

The provincial government will award a tender in the weeks ahead for brick and stone repointing at the St. Michael’s Building on the Miramichi campus of the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC). The project is one of several infrastructure improvements planned for the campus; others include a roof replacement, emergency lighting upgrades, and modernizing heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. ...

Workers’ compensation task force members announced

The provincial government today announced the members of its new workers’ compensation task force. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault and Dennis Browne, independent chair of the task force.

New Brunswick students to participate in national competition

Thirty-seven students from across New Brunswick will compete in 28 categories at the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition, May 31 to June 3, in Winnipeg. Deputy premier Stephen Horsman met with the participants at the Fredericton International Airport.

Task force, auditor general to examine workers’ compensation

The provincial government announced today it will establish a task force to examine workers’ compensation in New Brunswick and has asked the auditor general to conduct a value-for-money audit of WorkSafeNB. Photo shows Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault.

New Brunswick Literacy Day

Finance Minister Cathy Rogers, who is also the minister responsible for literacy, attended a luncheon in honour of New Brunswick Literacy Day, Wednesday, April 19, during which Council of the Federation Literacy Awards were presented. The premiers and territorial leaders created the awards in 2004 to recognize the importance of literacy as an essential building block to a vibrant society ...

Funding to support immigrants in Moncton region

The provincial government will provide $500,000 to Atlantic Human Services to support newcomers in the Moncton region. From left: Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Joffre Thériault, CEO of Atlantic Human Services and Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc.

Funding to support immigrants in Fredericton region

The provincial government will invest $260,000 in the Fredericton YMCA to support newcomers in the Fredericton region. From left: Julie Little, employment counsellor for YMCA newcomers program; Jason Dickson, CEO of YMCA of Fredericton; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; Lisa LePage, president of YMCA of Fredericton board of directors; and Sean Daley, YMCA director of global and ...

Funding to support immigrants in Saint John region

The provincial government will invest $500,000 in Atlantic Human Services to support newcomers in the Saint John region. From left: Rahma Kouraich, employee of Atlantic Human Services; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; Joffre Thériault, president and CEO of Atlantic Human Services; Abdellatif Baoud and Daniele Henry, employees of Atlantic Human Services; and Mike Quinn, manager of employment ...

Atlantic immigration pilot project underway

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project is underway in New Brunswick. From left: Charlottetown MP Sean Casey; Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold; Acadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier; federal Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard Minister Dominic LeBlanc and Jodi Martell of Day and Ross.

Chair of Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Board

Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault today introduced Debra Romero at the legislative assembly. Romero was recently named chair of the Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Board, the first woman to hold this position.