Government of New Brunswick


The purpose of Employment Assistance Services is to provide access to employment-related services, to individuals experiencing barriers.


In order to be served under Employment Assistance Services (EAS), clients must be provincially or regionally targeted, have an identified employment need(s), be committed to an employment action plan, and should have a realistic probability of employment. An EAS client will belong to one of the following groups:

- Active EI claimant
- Reachback Client
- Regionally Targeted Client (not an active EI claimant or reachback client)


Employment Assistance Service (EAS) is the provision of a variety of employment services to targeted clients. The Department usually delivers EAS through external contracts in partnership with non-profit, private and/or public organizations, where direct measurable employment results (placements) are achieved.