Post-secondary education, Training and Labour http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia.html Post-secondary education, Training and Labour Committee established to strengthen labour-government relations http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.11.2017-11-30_02.jpg.html 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); Patrick Colford (New Brunswick Federation of Labour); Paula Doucet (New Brunswick Nurses Union); and Health Minister Benoît Bourque. Thu, 30 November 2017 00:00:00 AST Medicare now available for international students http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.10.2017-10-06_02.jpg.html 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 Moncton; and Post-Secondary Education Minister Roger Melanson. Fri, 06 October 2017 00:00:00 AST Students compete in provincewide career competition http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.10.2017-10-04_01.jpg.html 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. Wed, 04 October 2017 00:00:00 AST Public libraries offering free admission passes to Beaverbrook Art Gallery in October http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.09.2017-09-22_01.jpg.html 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 Region Sarah Kilfoil. Fri, 22 September 2017 00:00:00 AST New member of Executive Council sworn in http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.09.2017-09-08_02.jpg.html 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. Fri, 08 September 2017 00:00:00 AST Respectful Workplace Week, Sept. 4 - 8 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.09.2017-09-01_01.jpg.html 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 Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; and Anthea Plummer, community co-chair of the research team. Fri, 01 September 2017 00:00:00 AST Renovations at NBCC Miramichi campus http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.06.2017-06-14_01.jpg.html 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. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Marilyn Luscombe, NBCC president and CEO; Karen White-O'Connell, regional director, NBCC Miramichi campus; and Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault. Wed, 14 June 2017 00:00:00 AST Workers’ compensation task force members announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.05.2017-05-31_02.jpg.html 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. Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 AST New Brunswick students to participate in national competition http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.05.2017-05-30_04.jpg.html 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. Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 AST Task force, auditor general to examine workers’ compensation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.05.2017-05-04_01.jpg.html 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. Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 AST New Brunswick Literacy Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-20_01.jpg.html 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 and economy. From left: award winner Jean-Charles Richard; Rogers; and award winner Peter Bowmaster. Thu, 20 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Funding to support immigrants in Moncton region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-13_02.jpg.html 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. Thu, 13 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Funding to support immigrants in Fredericton region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-11_03.jpg.html 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 community development. Tue, 11 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Funding to support immigrants in Saint John region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.04.2017-04-11_01.jpg.html 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 counselling – Saint John (regional office), Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. Tue, 11 April 2017 00:00:00 AST Atlantic immigration pilot project underway http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.03.2017-03-31_02.jpg.html 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. Fri, 31 March 2017 00:00:00 AST Chair of Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Board http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.03.2017-03-23_01.jpg.html 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. Thu, 23 March 2017 00:00:00 AST Investment in Edmundston jobs http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.03.2017-03-03_01.jpg.html The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour is investing $1,298,431 through the Youth Employment Fund, One Job Pledge and Workforce Expansion programs to support jobs in the Edmundston region. From left: Elaine Albert, general manager of Centre plein air Mont Farlagne; Daniel Gaudreau, manager of pperations, Centre plein air Mont Farlagne ; Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities NB; André Léger, owner and treasurer of the board of Centre plein air Mont Farlagne; Christine Dubé, owner of Centre plein air Mont Farlagne; Luc Laforge‎, owner of Centre plein air Mont Farlagne; Daniel Laplante, board president of Centre plein air Mont Farlagne; Premier Brian Gallant; Marc Daigle, owner of Centre plein air Mont Farlagne and Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard. Fri, 03 March 2017 00:00:00 AST Comprehensive literacy strategy launched http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.02.2017-02-27_01.jpg.html Premier Brian Gallant unveiled Unleashing the power of literacy: New Brunswick’s Comprehensive Literacy Strategy at the Edith Cavell School in Moncton today. Mon, 27 February 2017 00:00:00 AST Tuition relief for the middle class announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.02.2017-02-23_01.jpg.html Premier Brian Gallant announced a new post-secondary education grant program, Tuition Relief for the Middle Class (TRMC) today. Thu, 23 February 2017 00:00:00 AST SEED applications now open http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.02.2017-02-06_01.jpg.html The provincial government announced today that summer job applications for the Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) program will be open from Feb. 3 to March 31. From left: Olivier Hébert (St. Thomas University), Eli Matheson (St. Thomas University), Danika Lefebvre (University of New Brunswick) and Alexander Jordan (University of New Brunswick) with Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman and Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault. Mon, 06 February 2017 00:00:00 AST New business services centre to open in Edmundston http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.01.2017-01-18_01.jpg.html Sears Canada is opening a business services centre in Edmundston this spring, creating 180 new jobs. From left: Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities NB; Leigh Lampert, vice-president, strategic objectives, Sears Canada; Premier Brian Gallant; Economic Development Francine Landry, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities NB; and Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard. Wed, 18 January 2017 00:00:00 AST Minimum wage to increase in April http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.01.2017-01-12_02.jpg.html The provincial government reiterated its commitment today to increase the minimum wage from $10.65 per hour to $11 per hour. The increase, announced at Frank’s Finer Diner in Fredericton, will take effect on April 1. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; diner employee Karen Tims; Premier Brian Gallant; diner employee Marcia Sharpe; Deputy Premier Stephen Horsman; and diner owner Marx Miles. Thu, 12 January 2017 00:00:00 AST Investment in jobs in the Miramichi region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.01.2017-01-06_01.jpg.html The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour is investing $446,000 through the Youth Employment Fund, One Job Pledge and Workforce Expansion programs to support jobs in the Miramichi region. From left: Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Miramichi Mayor Adam Lordon; Jim Gertridge, general manager of the Rodd Miramichi River hotel; and Premier Brian Gallant. Fri, 06 January 2017 00:00:00 AST Investments made in CCNB campus http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2017.01.2017-01-05_01.jpg.html The provincial and federal governments are investing a combined $2.158 million to improve research infrastructure and industrial services at the Grand Falls Centre of Excellence in Agricultural and Biotechnological Sciences at the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) site in Grand Falls. From left: Victoria-La Vallée MLA Chuck Chiasson; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; Liane Roy, president and CEO of CCNB; Tobique-Mactaquac MP T.J. Harvey; and Sylvain Poirier, executive director of entrepreneurship and innovation of CCNB. Thu, 05 January 2017 00:00:00 AST Investment in Promise Partnership http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/multimedia/mmrenderer.2016.12.2016-12-13_01.jpg.html The provincial government has invested more than $216,000 in the Promise Partnership over the last two academic years at the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Saint John campus through the Access and Success program. From left: UNB Saint John vice-president Robert MacKinnon; former Promise Partnership ‎participant Kyle Rogers; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault; and Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty. Tue, 13 December 2016 00:00:00 AST Thu, 30 November 2017 00:00:00 AST