Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news.html Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.01.0080.html The provincial government is proposing amendments to the Employment Standards Act that would allow for domestic or intimate partner violence leave, as well as provide job protection for people who leave work to care for a family member. 2018012212:45:00 Free daycare for low-income families http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.01.0035.html The provincial government has announced that families with an annual gross income under $37,500 will have access to free child care. 2018011114:02:00 Year’s end is no time to rest for many New Brunswick workers http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.12.1652.html The end of the year is a time when many New Brunswickers gather with family and friends to celebrate the holiday season, take a break from their daily routines, and enjoy festive events. 2017122908:40:00 Nineteen regional job fairs were held across the province in 2017 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.12.1650.html The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour organized 19 job fairs in 13 different communities between June and December 2017. 2017122809:36:00 Know the facts about public holidays http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.12.1641.html With the holidays around the corner, it is important to know the details of public holidays under the Employment Standards Act. 2017122211:48:00 Numbers that can help during the holidays http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.12.1631.html The provincial government has a range of supports for people who need help during the holidays, and throughout the year. 2017122110:58:00 Investment in newcomer youth program http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.12.1615.html The YMCA of Greater Saint John, in partnership with the provincial government, today introduced the Newcomer Youth On-Ramp Program designed to help young immigrants better transition into the community. 2017121814:33:00 Minister: Free Tuition Program a success in its first year http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.12.1560.html The government announced today that 76 per cent of student financial assistance recipients attending publicly funded universities or colleges in the province in the 2017-18 academic year qualified for the Free Tuition Program or Tuition Relief for the Middle Class. 2017120612:41:00 Committee established to strengthen labour-government relations http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.11.1539.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. 2017113011:18:00 Investment in immigrant retention research http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.11.1454.html Combined investments of more than $400,000 by the provincial and federal governments will help NouLAB at the University of New Brunswick’s Pond-Deshpande Centre research ways to increase immigrant retention. 2017111410:22:00 Job fairs aim to boost labour force http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.11.1435.html A series of job fairs will take place in various communities during the month of November, to recruit new workers to fill job vacancies in New Brunswick. 2017110713:33:00 Students to develop entrepreneurial skills to promote career choices http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.10.1395.html Students in schools, universities and community colleges in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island will be invited to promote and strengthen their entrepreneurial skills from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3. as part of the second annual career week organized by the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training. 2017103013:44:00 Public consultation on workers’ compensation system http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.10.1379.html The independent task force appointed to examine the workers’ compensation system in New Brunswick today released a discussion paper and a schedule of public meetings to encourage participation in its upcoming consultation process. 2017102610:57:00 First contract legislation proposed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.10.1375.html The provincial government has introduced amendments to the Industrial Relations Act to include first contract arbitration with the intention of promoting fairness and better relationships between workers and employers when they first enter into collective bargaining. Similar legislation is in place in other provinces. 2017102511:44:00 New workplace regulations will aim to prevent violence and protect workers http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.10.1341.html The provincial government is working with stakeholders to develop new workplace regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act aimed at preventing workplace violence and intends to have them in place by April 28 of 2018. 2017101811:01:00 Harmonization of trades, shared IT system aim to reduce barriers for apprentices and employers http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.10.1329.html A new shared information technology system will be developed by the four Atlantic provinces and Manitoba, allowing people to make the journey from apprentice to certified tradesperson faster and easier. 2017101311:51:00 Medicare now available for international students http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.10.1297.html Medicare coverage is now available for international students studying full-time in New Brunswick. 2017100610:05:00 Students compete in provincewide career competition http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.10.1270.html High school students across New Brunswick will take part in the second annual ChatterHigh competition from Oct. 2 to Dec. 1. 2017100214:00:00 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/news/news_release.2017.09.1236.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. 2017092210:01:00 Governments celebrate milestone at Shippagan campuses http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.09.1198.html Construction is well underway on an $11 million co-location project at Campus de la Péninsule acadienne of the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick and at the Shippagan campus of the Université de Moncton. 2017091411:29:00 Province to host job fairs to boost labour force http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.09.1180.html The‎ provincial government is organizing a series of job fairs across the province and across Canada in the coming months to recruit new workers to fill job vacancies. 2017090712:37:00 Labour Day message http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.09.1171.html The following statement and cabinet announcement was issued today by Premier Brian Gallant in recognition of Labour Day, Monday, Sept. 4: 2017090310:15:00 Kings Landing and public libraries offering free admission passes again this September http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.09.1170.html Public library cardholders can visit any of the province’s 62 public libraries in September and use their library card to sign out one free admission pass to Kings Landing. 2017090115:26:00 Respectful Workplace Week, Sept. 4 - 8 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.09.1166.html The following statement was issued today by Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault. 2017090109:43:00 SEED program underway http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.07.0997.html The Summer Employment Experience Development (SEED) program is underway, with 1,600 students participating. 2017072009:00:00 World Refugee Day message http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.06.0884.html The following statement was issued today by Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault on the occasion of World Refugee Day. 2017062010:36:00 Student financial assistance applications now available http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.06.0859.html Students interested in the Free Tuition Program can now apply for student financial assistance for the 2017-18 academic year. 2017061413:35:00 Renovations at NBCC Miramichi campus http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.06.0857.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. 2017061411:51:00 Funding for Transition NB http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.06.0803.html The provincial government is investing $450,000 into Ability New Brunswick for the implementation of Transition NB, a transition planning program for youths with a disability. 2017060210:26:00 Summer Reading Club registrations now open http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.06.0797.html Young readers are encouraged to register for the 2017 Summer Reading Club, being held at New Brunswick’s public libraries in June, July and August. 2017060111:12:00 Workers’ compensation task force members announced http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.05.0794.html The provincial government today announced the members of its new workers’ compensation task force. 2017053114:31:00 New Brunswick students to participate in national competition http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.05.0783.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. 2017053011:15:00 Government announces funding to support post-secondary education students http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.05.0684.html The provincial government will invest $3.4 million to help more students access post-secondary education. 2017051116:10:00 Task force, auditor general to examine workers’ compensation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.05.0613.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. 2017050415:02:00 National Day of Mourning http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.04.0579.html The following message was issued today by Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault in recognition of the National Day of Mourning. 2017042811:04:00 New Brunswick winter holiday http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.04.0568.html The provincial government has announced the introduction of a statutory holiday beginning in February 2018 to recognize New Brunswick families. 2017042611:13:00 Second Economic Opportunities Summit on immigration held http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.04.0552.html The provincial government hosted an Economic Opportunities Summit on immigration and population growth today. 2017042115:45:00 New Brunswick Literacy Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.04.0528.html The following message was issued today by Finance Minister Cathy Rogers, who is also the minister responsible for literacy, on the occasion of New Brunswick Literacy Day, Wednesday, April 19: 2017041916:46:00 Funding to support immigrants in Moncton region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.04.0504.html The provincial government will provide $500,000 to Atlantic Human Services to support newcomers in the Moncton region. 2017041311:00:00 Funding to support immigrants in Fredericton region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.04.0481.html The provincial government will invest $260,000 in the Fredericton YMCA to support newcomers in the Fredericton region. 2017041113:47:00 Funding to support immigrants in Saint John region http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.04.0473.html The provincial government will invest $500,000 in Atlantic Human Services to support newcomers in the Saint John region. 2017041015:02:00 Proposed regulations for amateur athletes http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.04.0428.html The provincial government is proposing regulatory changes to the Employment Standards Act that would affect the employment status of athletes. 2017040509:33:00 Discussions among ministers responsible for immigration and the Canadian Francophonie http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.03.0407.html The federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for immigration concluded a meeting with their colleagues responsible for the Canadian Francophonie today, focusing specifically on francophone immigration. 2017033117:25:00 Atlantic immigration pilot project underway http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.03.0403.html The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project is underway in New Brunswick. 2017033114:15:00 Reminder: minimum wage to increase on April 1 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.03.0393.html New Brunswickers are reminded that the minimum wage will increase from $10.65 per hour to $11 per hour on April 1. 2017033012:16:00 New Brunswick to host the Forum on Francophone Immigration http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.03.0389.html The federal, provincial, and territorial ministers responsible for the Canadian francophonie and immigration will be meeting on March 30 and 31 in Moncton to discuss francophone immigration. 2017032909:58:00 SEED applications close March 31 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.03.0384.html Students are reminded that applications for the summer 2017 Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) program will close on Friday. 2017032812:13:00 Second Youth Opportunities Summit held http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.03.0383.html The provincial government hosted 45 participants on Monday at a follow-up Opportunities Summit which focused on enhancing training and employment opportunities for New Brunswick youth. 2017032811:30:00 Public libraries offer free passes to Village Historique Acadien http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.03.0337.html 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. 2017031711:01:00 Amendments to New Brunswick’s Human Rights Act http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2017.03.0333.html The provincial government has introduced changes to New Brunswick’s Human Rights Act. 2017031511:56:00 2018012212:45:00