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 Regulatory changes to address violence and harassment in the workplace come into force April 1, 2019 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.08.1168.html Regulatory changes addressing violence and harassment as workplace health and safety hazards will come into force on April 1, 2019, giving time for employers to complete any necessary risk assessments and put the necessary policies and procedures into place. 2018081609:43:00 Paid leave for individuals subject to domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence available Sept. 1 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.08.1160.html Regulations providing workplace leave for individuals who experience domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence will take effect Sept. 1. 2018081514:49:00 Provincial government to provide funding to Zenabis http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.08.1145.html The provincial government is investing up to $360,000 in Zenabis, a medical cannabis producer based in Atholville, to help them create more jobs. 2018081410:55:00 Investment in early literacy programs http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.08.1109.html The provincial government has invested more than $150,000 in two literacy programs. 2018080912:27:00 New kinesiology building opens on University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.08.1052.html An official ribbon cutting for the new Kinesiology Building at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) campus in Fredericton took place today. 2018080110:36:00 New mental health initiative provides access to therapeutic and self-help books http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.07.1042.html New Brunswick Public Library card holders now have access to therapeutic and self-help books, thanks to a partnership with the Horizon Health Network. 2018073111:21:00 UNB institute to study tuition relief and early learning programs http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.07.0991.html The provincial government is partnering with an institute at the University of New Brunswick to perform a benefits analysis of two initiatives meant to enhance learning and economic opportunities for children, students and families. 2018072410:18:00 WorkSafeNB task force report submitted http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.07.0949.html The WorkSafeNB task force presented its report to the government today. 2018071711:59:00 Minister visits employment development office in Campbellton http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.07.0942.html Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage was in Campbellton today to visit one of the province’s employment development offices. 2018071612:25:00 More than 2,000 summer jobs filled through SEED program http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.07.0919.html More than 2,000 students are working in non-profit, private sector and municipal government jobs this summer with support from the Student Employment Experience Development program. 2018071015:21:00 Next step taken regarding paid leave for individuals subject to domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.06.0867.html The provincial government has taken the next step to provide workplace leave provisions for individuals who experience domestic, intimate partner or sexual violence. 2018062913:13:00 Funding for experiential education for Indigenous university students http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.06.0814.html The provincial government will invest $1.5 million in experiential education opportunities for Indigenous university students over the next three years. 2018062216:05:00 First New Brunswick Labour Market Information Forum http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.06.0775.html The provincial government is hosting the first New Brunswick Labour Market Information Forum today which will focus on the latest job trends with invited stakeholders from a variety of sectors. 2018061909:18:00 Investment in experiential learning opportunities for university students http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.06.0748.html Funding for experiential learning will be available to post-secondary students this fall as part of a new $18.4-million investment in workforce development for New Brunswick youth. 2018061410:29:00 Registrations now open for 2018 Summer Reading Club http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.06.0717.html Young readers are encouraged to register for the 2018 Summer Reading Club, being held at New Brunswick’s public libraries in June, July and August. 2018061108:59:00 Tourism Employment Fund for Seniors launched http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.06.0663.html The provincial government is investing $2.1 million in a wage supplement pilot program to be known as the Tourism Employment Fund for Seniors. 2018060111:23:00 Investment of $11.4 million to support research and development http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.05.0480.html The provincial government is investing $11.4 million this year through the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation to support research and development at post-secondary institutions and research institutes, and to help retain and attract graduate students to the province. 2018050112:15:00 Regulations proposed to address workplace violence and harassment http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/news/news_release.2018.04.0460.html The provincial government today proposed regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act aimed at preventing workplace violence and harassment. 2018042811:31:00 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 2018081609:43:00