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 New Brunswick Literacy Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.04.0412.html The following message was issued today by Premier Brian Gallant on the occasion of New Brunswick Literacy Day, Wednesday, April 18: 2018041813:54:00 Launch of New Boots: Progressing Women in Trades program http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.04.0366.html A new workforce development initiative to support and mentor women and girls in apprenticeable trades in New Brunswick was launched today. 2018040612:30:00 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.2018.03.0333.html New Brunswickers are reminded that the minimum wage will increase to $11.25 per hour from $11 per hour on April 1. 2018032912:36:00 Province supports CCNB cannabis cultivation program partnership with Zenabis Ltd. http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.03.0309.html The provincial government is providing financial support to eligible individuals interested in taking part in the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick’s (CCNB) cannabis cultivation program in Campbellton, in partnership with Zenabis Ltd. 2018032611:22:00 REVISED / Income support and training services for EI claimants affected by gap in benefits http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.03.0290.html A federally funded program will provide immediate income support and training for New Brunswickers who experience a gap between employment insurance (EI) benefits and their seasonal employment. 2018032010:28:00 Memorandum of understanding signed with University of New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.03.0271.html The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) that is meant to provide stable tuition for students and predictable multi-year funding for the university 2018031311:24:00 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.2018.03.0263.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. 2018031211:02:00 International students contribute significantly to the Atlantic economy http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.02.0220.html International students studying at Atlantic universities and community colleges contribute $795 million per year to the Atlantic economy, according to the report, The Economic Impact of Post-Secondary International Students in Atlantic Canada 2018. 2018022811:51:00 Memorandum of understanding signed with Mount Allison University http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.02.0178.html The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mount Allison University that is meant to provide stable tuition for students and predictable multi-year funding for the university. The agreement represents an investment of almost $5.4 million over four years, and is in addition to the university’s existing operational funding. 2018021611:18:00 Investment of $395,000 in NBCC Saint Andrews campus http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.02.0165.html The provincial government is investing $395,000 in infrastructure improvements at the Saint Andrews campus of the New Brunswick Community College. 2018021312:57:00 Family Day website launched http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.02.0164.html New Brunswickers can plan their Family Day outings by visiting a special page on the provincial government website. 2018021312:43:00 Investment of $2.4 million in NBCC infrastructure http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.02.0163.html The provincial government is investing $2.4 million in the New Brunswick Community College’s infrastructure as part of its 2018-19 capital budget. 2018021312:32:00 Province announces student summer jobs for 2018 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.02.0161.html Almost 2,300 summer job placements are available this year to help provide valuable experiential learning opportunities for students. 2018021310:25:00 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.2018.02.0135.html The minimum wage in New Brunswick will increase to $11.25 per hour on April 1. 2018020811:01:00 REVISED / Minister: Family Day expected to be good for hospitality sector http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.02.0132.html The provincial government anticipates the addition of a new paid holiday will create increased opportunity for the hospitality industry and other sectors this year. 2018020713:33:00 Amendments to the Employment Standards Act proposed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.02.0113.html 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. 2018020210:19:00 New Brunswick’s first Family Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.01.0108.html With New Brunswick’s first Family Day approaching, the government is reminding employers and workers of the new paid public holiday. 2018013116:16:00 Measures taken to address workplace harassment and assaults http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.01.0100.html The provincial government announced today it has taken, and will continue to take, measures to prevent workplace violence and harassment. 2018013010:24:00 Investment of $307,000 in Campbellton campus of CCNB http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.01.0099.html The provincial government is investing $307,000 in infrastructure improvements at the Campbellton campus of the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick. 2018012910:50:00 Investment of $1.6 million in CCNB infrastructure http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.01.0098.html 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. 2018012910:42:00 Minister visits nursing home to outline ongoing initiatives to support recruitment in the long-term care sector http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.01.0093.html Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris visited the Pine Grove Nursing Home in Fredericton today. 2018012615:34:00 Memorandum of understanding signed with Université de Moncton http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.01.0091.html 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. 2018012611:51:00 Memorandums of understanding with three publicly funded universities http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.01.0085.html 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. 2018012515:46:00 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 2018041813:54:00