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Funding for four additional medical seats in Moncton

Four new medical seats for the province will be added to the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick (CFMNB) at l’Université de Moncton starting in 2023. From left: Université de Sherbrooke president Pierre Cossette; Health Minister Bruce Fitch; , Jacob Saucier, a student at CFMNB; Catherine Savoie, a student at ...

Ten medical school seats moving to Saint John, more seats to be created in the province

Ten medical school seats which are currently offered to New Brunswickers through Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland are moving to Saint John. This move is part of a plan to increase the number of seats for New Brunswick medical students within the province. From left: Health Minister Bruce Fitch; ...

Navigation services being extended to workers with international credentials, including health professionals

A successful service that helps match internationally trained nurses with employers is being extended to workers in other regulated professions, including other health professionals. From left: Service New Brunswick Minister Mary Wilson; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder; a newcomer to New Brunswick Patricia Carvalho; Health Minister Bruce ...

Respectful Workplace Week, Sept. 5-9

Respectful Workplace Week recognizes the importance of working in a safe and healthy environment all year long. The Respectful Workplace Week declaration was signed by Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Tammy Scott-Wallace, left, who is also minister responsible for women’s equality, and Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder.

Digital health project for professional drivers

The Université de Moncton - Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick is co-ordinating a new digital health project for 200 New Brunswick professional drivers. The objective is to prevent or alleviate chronic diseases and comorbidities, such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. From left: Tom Hynd, driver ...

Investments of $42 million at Port Saint John

The provincial government is investing nearly $17 million in further enhancements related to the Port Saint John modernization project. In addition to the provincial government’s investment of $16.8 million, the federal government is providing $21 million and Port Saint John is contributing $4.2 million. From left: Craig Estabrooks, CEO, Saint ...

New service delivery model aims to enhance disability employment services

The provincial government has introduced avenueNB, a new model of delivering employment services to people with disabilities. From left: Randy Dickinson chair of the Premier’s Council on Disabilities; Charles Levasseur, regional manager of the Neil Squire Society and interim chair of avenueNB; and Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor ...

New centres of excellence offer students career experience in health and entrepreneurship

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is launching two new centres of excellence to give students the opportunity to interact with experts and gain valuable career experience in entrepreneurship, health care and social work. From left: centre of excellence for energy lead Adam Trider; centre of excellence for ...

Funding agreement with UNB targets nursing shortage

The provincial government has entered into a 10-year funding agreement with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to encourage increased enrolment in the bachelor of nursing program and reward the university for graduating nurses. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder; Dr. John Dornan, president and CEO ...

Funding agreement with Université de Moncton targets nursing shortage

The provincial government has entered into a 10-year funding agreement with the Université de Moncton to encourage increased enrolment in the bachelor of nursing program and reward the university for graduating nurses. From left: Gilles Roy, vice-president of academic and research; Denis Prud’homme, president and vice-chancellor; Frédéric Huppé-Gourgues acting dean ...

Workforce partnership to develop recruitment and training strategy for modernized Port Saint John

A partnership has been formed between the provincial government and key stakeholders at the Port of Saint John that will focus on labour force needs related to the port’s modernization project. From left: Terry Wilson, local president, International Longshoreman’s Association; Saint John Mayor Donna Reardon; Captain Chris Hall, interim president ...

Opening of long-term care simulation lab

Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder recently joined officials from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and other partners at the opening of the Long-Term Care Simulation Lab at Loch Lomond Villa in Saint John. The UNB-led project, which the province is supporting through WorkingNB, will give researchers ...

Celebrating New Brunswick’s 2020 literacy award recipients on Literacy Day

Premier Blaine Higgs recognized New Brunswick Literacy Day, April 21, and congratulated the 2020 recipients of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award; Élizabeth (Betty) Levasseur of Lac Baker and Peter Sawyer of Moncton. Photo shows Levasseur.

First phase of training project completed

Post-secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder, (standing on left), congratulated the participants of the Newcomer Language and Canadian Skilled Trades Training Project in Saint John for completing the language and trade orientation phase of their training on Friday, Aug. 14. The next phase involves a 16-week job placement ...

Long-term funding for economic development initiatives in Greater Saint John

The provincial government is committing up to $10 million over 10 years to support economic development in the Greater Saint John region. Top row, from left: Quispamsis Mayor Gary Clark; Ron Gaudet, CEO of Economic Development Greater Saint John; and Rothesay Mayor Nancy Grant. Bottom row, from left: Saint John ...

Ministers meet with stakeholders on closure of wallboard plant in McAdam

Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder, Justice Minister and Attorney General Andrea Anderson-Mason, who is also minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation, and staff from the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour and Opportunities NB met today with McAdam’s mayor, several councillors and the community’s wallboard ...

Financial support for food services industry training videos

The provincial government is providing about $54,000 toward the development of training videos that will help new employees joining the food services industry. From left: Carol Alderdice, president and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder; and Peter Stoddart, board ...

New Boots apprenticeship program extended

New Boots, a provincial program aimed at supporting and mentoring women in apprenticeable trades, has been extended by three years. From left: Ashley Ritchie, journeyperson and New Boots program recipient; Ralph Landers, regional general manager of Pro Insul; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder; Jean Marc Ringuette, president ...

Council of the Federation Literacy Award winners

Karen Garnett of Carlingford is one of the two New Brunswick’s 2020 recipients of the Council of the Federation Literacy Awards. Canadian premiers and territorial leaders created the awards in 2004 to recognize outstanding achievement, innovative practice and excellence in literacy in each province and territory.

Provincial government supports plan for Saint John neighbourhood

The provincial government is investing $60,000 in the non-profit organization ONE Change to develop a broad community plan for the old north end neighbourhood in Saint John. From left: Caitlin Corkum, president of the ONE Change board; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder; and Tamara Kelly, executive director ...

National Day of Mourning

Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder (left) and Premier Blaine Higgs lowered the provincial flag outside the legislative assembly to half-mast today in recognition of the National Day of Mourning which commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and occupational ...

Minister visits an innovation centre for youth

Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder recently visited the IDEA Centre, which is housed at ConnexionWorks in Saint John. A variety of community partnerships are being formed between the private sector and high schools, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship skills among students. The centre is open to all high ...

Changes to employment support delivery

The provincial government is changing the way employment programs are offered to better meet the needs of employers, job seekers and communities. To help increase awareness and better promote the reformatted services, the department’s 19 regional employment development offices will now be referred to as WorkingNB offices. From left: Jeremy ...

Launch of FutureReadyWabanaki

An initiative has been launched to help Indigenous university students become job-ready while supporting employers in finding and recruiting qualified employees. FutureReadyWabanaki was established as a partnership involving the provincial government and the province’s four publicly funded universities. From left: FutureReadyWabanaki participants Candace Jones, Matthew Golding, Tiffani Fazio, Shyla Augustine, ...

Population growth strategy and action plan released

The provincial government has released New Beginnings: A Population Growth Strategy for New Brunswick 2019-2024, which includes an action plan to increase the province’s population. From left: Thomas Raffy, CEO of the Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick; Joel Richardson, Cooke Aquaculture; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder; Nicole Grechi, ...