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Launch of Centre of Excellence for Digital Innovation

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has launched the Centre of Excellence for Digital Innovation.

Legislative changes aim to ensure essential public services during labour disputes

The provincial government has introduced amendments to the Public Service Labour Relations Act intended to ensure essential services remain available during labour disputes while clarifying the rules of engagement between the employer and bargaining agents during the collective bargaining process.

Made-in-New Brunswick program for apprentices being offered nationwide

A highly successful program designed in New Brunswick is expanding to most provinces and all territories.

Minimum wage protection reinforced for persons with a disability

The provincial government has introduced legislative amendments to the Employment Standards Act to eliminate situations in which people living with a disability receive less than minimum wage for doing work comparable to that completed by others.

Amendments introduced to enhance health and safety on commercial fishing vessels

The provincial government has introduced amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to enhance health and safety on fishing vessels.

Student loan interest to be eliminated on Nov. 1

The provincial government is following through on its commitment to eliminate interest on the provincial portion of New Brunswick student loans as of Nov. 1. Interest accrued before this date remains payable.

Beal University to accept New Brunswick nursing students, incentive offered

The provincial government is partnering with Beal University in Bangor, Maine, which will allow up to 100 New Brunswick students to enrol in its bachelor of science in nursing program in 2023.

Governments support for expansion of Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre

The provincial and federal governments today announced combined funding of $927,500 over three years to assist in further developing the Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre.

CCNB preparing to offer emergency medical technician training

A French-language training program for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) will begin in the new year to help ensure more ambulances will be on New Brunswick’s roads.

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.

Agency pairing retirees and employers expands provincewide

A pilot project that connects retirees with employers that have short-term labour market needs is expanding provincewide.

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.

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.

Health-care system recruiting travelling and retired nurses for summer months

The Department of Health is recruiting travelling and retired nurses – both registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) – to re-enter the workforce on a short-term basis and help cover vacation time during the summer.

$3 million to help vulnerable Saint John children succeed in school

A government investment of $3 million over two years will support the continuation of a Saint John initiative that helps the most vulnerable children succeed in school.

Investment supports purchase of training simulators at the Port of Saint John

A $480,000 investment from the provincial government will support the Port of Saint John Employers Association’s first ever purchase of port operations training simulators.

Legislation aims to get skilled newcomers into workforce sooner

The provincial government introduced legislation today to help internationally educated people practise their professions in New Brunswick sooner.

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.

New service delivery model aims to enhance disability employment services

The provincial government has introduced a new model of delivering employment services to people with disabilities.

Recognition of adult literacy educators on New Brunswick Literacy Day

The following statement was issued today by Premier Blaine Higgs in recognition of New Brunswick Literacy Day, Wednesday, April 20.

Student loan interest to be eliminated

As part of the 2022-23 budget estimates, the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour announced that it will be eliminating interest on provincial student loans.

80 internationally educated nurses offered employment through recruitment program

A pilot project to recruit internationally educated nurses has matched 80 nurses with New Brunswick employers since its launch in fall 2020.

UNB adds mental health specialization in nursing, doubles number of seats in nurse practitioner program

The provincial government is partnering with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) on two initiatives related to nursing programs.

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.

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.