Education and Early Childhood Development

Website: www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/education.html

Anglophone Sector

Educational Services Division – Student Services

PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 444-4715
Fax: (506) 457-7835

Services offered: Development of programs and services; administration; consultation and monitoring of services in the areas of students with exceptionalities; at-risk; gifted and talented; guidance and Counseling; psychology; and student activities.

Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA)

Website: www.apsea.ca

PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Joan Skinner
Students with Audio Impairments
Telephone: (506) 444-4712
Fax: (506) 457-7835
Email : [email protected]

Christine Purcell
Students with Visual Impairments
Telephone: (506) 444-4737
Fax: (506) 462-2302
Email : [email protected]

Services offered: Transition Services; Work Experience; Co-op Education; Educational Services for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Francophone Sector

Educational Services Division – Student Services

PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 453-2750
Fax: (506) 457-7835

Services offered: Academic accommodations; School psychology; Educational and career counseling
Adaptation scolaire / Troubles d’apprentissage / Douance / Milieu propice à l’apprentissage
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 453-3678
Fax: (506) 457-4810

Services offered: Academic adaptation; academic psychology; educational and professional orientation.

Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

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470 York Street
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 462-5198
Fax: (506) 453-2148

The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL) has several employment offices located around the province to assist New Brunswick citizens with their employment goals. Our staff can help you search for permanent employment, starting with an employment action plan. Based on your interests, skills and hopes for the future, our staff will help you define career goals and assist in making a plan to achieve them. Contact your regional employment office today to get started towards your employment goals.

Regional Offices
BATHURST
300 – 275 Main Street
Bathurst, NB E2A 1A9
Telephone: (506) 549-5766
Fax: (506) 549-5782

CAMPBELLTON
100 – 157 Water Street
Campbellton, NB E3N 3L4
Telephone: (506) 789-2411
Fax: (506) 759-6696

CARAQUET
20E St-Pierre Ouest Blvd.
P.O. Box 5644
Caraquet, NB E1W 1B7
Telephone : (506) 726-2639
Fax: (506) 726-2728

EDMUNDSTON
308 – 121 de l’ Église Street
P.O. Box 5001
Edmundston, NB E3V 3L3
Telephone : (506) 735-2677
Fax : (506) 735-2527

FREDERICTON
300 St. Mary’s Street
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 453-2377
Fax: (506) 444-5189

GRAND FALLS
101 – 160 Réservoir Street
Grand Falls, NB E3Z 1G1
Telephone: (506) 475-4025
Fax: (506) 473-7574

MIRAMICHI
152 Pleasant Street
Miramichi, NB E1V 1Y1
Telephone: (506) 627-4000
Fax: (506) 624-5482

MONCTON
320 – 200 Champlain Street
P.O. Box 5001
Dieppe, NB E1A 1P1
Telephone: (506) 869-6944
Fax: (506) 869-6608

NEGUAC
430 Principale Street
Neguac, NB E9G 1M9
Telephone: (506) 776-3996
Fax: (506) 776-3807

PERTH-ANDOVER
19 Station Street,
Perth-Andover, NB E7H 4Y2
Telephone: (506) 273-4559
Fax: (506) 273-2195

RICHIBUCTO
25 Cartier Blvd.
P.O. Box 5004
Richibucto, NB E4W 5R6
Telephone: (506) 523-7602
Fax: (506) 523-4633

SACKVILLE
170 Main Street, Unit C-1
Sackville, NB E4L 4B4
Telephone: (506) 869-6944
Fax: (506) 364-4304

SAINT JOHN
1 Agar Place
P.O. Box 5001
Saint John, NB E2L 4Y9
Telephone: (506) 643-7258
Fax: (506) 643-7443

SHEDIAC
144 – 342 Main Street
Centre-Ville Mall
Shediac, NB E4P 2E7
Telephone: (506) 533-3325
Fax: (506) 533-3340

SHIPPAGAN
182 J.D. Gauthier Blvd.
Shippagan, NB E8S 1P2
Telephone: (506) 726-2639
Fax: (506) 336-3036

ST. STEPHEN
202 – 73 Milltown Blvd.
Ganong Place
St. Stephen, NB E3L 1G5
Telephone: (506) 466-7627
Fax: (506) 466-7462

TRACADIE
3514 Principale Street, 2nd Floor
Tracadie, NB E1X 1C9
Telephone: (506) 726-2639
Fax: (506) 394-3813

WOODSTOCK
201 – 111 Chapel Street
Woodstock, NB E7M 1G6
Telephone (506) 325-4406
Fax (506) 325-4491

Training and Skills Development (TSD)

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Training and Skills Development (TSD) program has been introduced in an effort to ensure that case managed individuals, whose employment action plan identifies skill development as being necessary, have access to funding to assist them in achieving their goal.

A participant must have an Employment Action Plan that has been developed with a Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Employment Counsellor, who will determine eligibility based on program criteria.

The training must:

  • be a required component of a participant’s Employment Action Plan
  • lead to sustainable employment

Training and Skills Development (TSD) selectively provides grants to people who meet the program criteria. The focus of the program is to help clients receive training or educational programs which will allow them to return quickly to work.

The TSD duration is limited to:

  • a maximum of two consecutive years for a regular post-secondary training program
  • a maximum of one year for academic upgrading for grade levels 7 to 9 and two consecutive years for grade levels 10 to 12
  • a maximum of 10 weeks for levels 5-6 and a maximum of 12 weeks for GED preparation
  • a maximum of three consecutive years for a co-operative training program

The level of TSD funding is determined by an Employment Counsellor and may cover a portion of tuition and books as well as other training expenses.
Contact your regional office for more information.

Training and Employment Support Services (Tess) for Persons with Disabilities

Website: www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.17056.html
Email : [email protected]

DIEPPE
Place 1604
320 -200 Champlain Street
Dieppe, NB E1A 1P1
Telephone : (506) 869-6944
Fax : (506) 869-6608

EDMUNDSTON
308 – 121 de l’Église Street
P. O. Box 5001
Edmundston, NB E3V 3L3
Telephone : (506) 735-2677
Fax : (506) 735-2527

FREDERICTON
300 Saint Mary’s Street
Fredericton, NB E3A 2S4
Telephone : (506) 453-2377
Fax : (506) 444-5189

MIRAMICHI
152 Pleasant Street
Miramichi, NB E1V 1Y1
Telephone : (506) 627-4000
Fax : (506) 624-5482

PÉNINSULE ACADIENNE
Place Bellevue
P.O. Box 5644
Caraquet, NB E1W 1B7
Telephone : (506) 726-2639
Fax : (506) 726-2728

RESTIGOUCHE/CHALEUR
City Centre Mall
100 – 157 Water Street
Campbellton, NB E3N 3L4
Telephone : (506) 789-2411
Fax : (506) 759-6696

SAINT JOHN
1 Agar Place
P. O. Box 5001
Saint John, NB E2L 4Y9
Telephone : (506) 643-7258
Fax : (506) 643-7443

The Training and Employment Support Services (TESS) component of the Employment Services Program provides supports to case managed New- Brunswickers who have a permanent physical, intellectual, psychiatric, cognitive, or sensory disability to participate in training and/or employment opportunities.

A person must:

  • have an active Employment Action Plan;
  • be a resident of New Brunswick or a First Nation Community in New Brunswick;
  • be a high school graduate; or a high school student during part timeor summer employment; or be at least 18 years of age; or be enrolled into an adult learning program;
  • have a documented permanent physical, intellectual, psychiatric, cognitive, or sensory disability.

Provided as part of the Employment Services Program, the purpose of TESS is to offer training and employment support options to persons with permanent physical, intellectual, psychiatric, cognitive, or sensory disabilities who need to develop marketable skills in order to assist them to enter the labour force. These services are provided in full collaboration with the person with a disability in accordance with his/her needs and abilities.

It is not the intention of TESS to support training activities for individuals who already have marketable skills to enter the labour force, nor is it the intention of TESS to place persons with disabilities in a preferred position to that of persons without disabilities. By its nature, the process is also time- limited in that provision of goods and services is aimed at attaining self- sufficiency.

The objectives of TESS are to reduce and/or remove the impact of a person’s disability in order to assist the person with a disability to participate in training and/or assist the person with a disability to obtain, or to resume employment when it has been interrupted, and/or maintain employment.

It should be noted that any individual with a disability, whether or not they are receiving income support benefits, could be eligible for services under TESS.

Work Ability

Website: www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.5102.html

The Work Ability Program provides work experience opportunities to unemployed individuals who require a job placement to overcome a barrier as identified through their employment action plan. By placing an individual with an employer, they can work towards becoming job ready by establishing a career goal, developing skills, or addressing specific needs.

Eligibility – Individual

  • The individual must be a resident of New Brunswick.
  • The individual must have an employment action plan and be referred by an employment counsellor / case manager.
  • The individual must not be an immediate family member of the employer (spouse, children, parents, brother, sister), nor can they be an officer or director of the organization or a member of their immediate families.
  • The individual must be 18 years of age or over and out of an educational institution (high school or post-secondary institution) for at least six months.

Eligibility – Employer

  • The Employer can be a non-profit organization, municipality, provincial government department/agency, private sector business or First Nation.
  • Employers must complete a client evaluation at the end of the job placement.

Eligibility – Placements

  • The job placement cannot displace permanent employees on layoff, vacation, parental or sick leave.
  • The job must meet the individual’s needs as per their employment action plan.
  • Where jobs are covered by collective agreements, the employers must consult with unions to ensure that placements are not in contravention with provisions of the collective agreement.
  • The job placement must be in accordance with all Provincial and Federal Acts and Regulations. The employers must pay premiums to WorkSafe NB (if applicable).

Employers who participate in the Work Ability Program must pay the individual hired and then subsequently submit wage claim forms for reimbursement to the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour (PETL). Employers cannot withhold wages while waiting to be reimbursed by the Department.

Employers are reimbursed on an hourly basis at a rate of minimum wage plus the employer’s share of benefits (CPP, EI and Vacation pay) for the duration of the placement. The wage reimbursement can be for up to a maximum of 40 hours per week. The duration of the job placement will depend on the employment action plan requirements.

Employers interested in participating in the Work Ability Program can submit an Inventory Registration Application to the appropriate PETL regional office. A Program Officer will contact you when an individual requiring your type of job placement is referred by an Employment Counsellor/Case Manager.

Student – SEED – Co-op Work Term

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This Program utilizes wage reimbursements to help provincial departments employ students in post-secondary co-operative education programs. As a co-op student, you can be employed for eight to 16 weeks to earn income, gain valuable work experience and fulfill the academic requirements of your co-op program.

A participant must:

  • be currently enrolled in a recognized college or university co- operative education program
  • be referred to the employer by a college or university

The work term must:

  • be with a provincial government department or agency, school district, or hospital corporation
  • begin and end within the term of January, April or September

SEED-Co-op Work Term is delivered year round to accommodate students who must do their work practicum during any given term. The terms are from January to April, from May to August, and from September to December. The length of a placement will be determined by the individual co-operative program description up to a maximum of 16 weeks.

Students must register through the normal process with the institution’s recognized Co-operative Education Program. They will be referred to employers directly from the university or college they are attending.

Student Entrepreneurship

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Student Entrepreneurship provides students with an entrepreneurship experience.

Student:

  • Applicants must be returning to full-time studies in the fall. Priority will be given to students who will be attending a post-secondary institution in the fall.
  • Applicants must be 16 or older. Applicants under 18 will need the signature of a guarantor acceptable to the bank in order to obtain the loan.
  • Because this program is administered provincially, applicants must have established New Brunswick residency or lived in the province during the last six months and be returning to full-time studies in New Brunswick in the fall. Long-term New Brunswick residents remain eligible even if they are studying outside the province. The business must be operated in New Brunswick.
  • An individual may have only one Student Entrepreneurship loan outstanding at any time during the program period, either as a sole proprietor or as a partner.

Business:

  • A business must fall under generally accepted definitions of an independent business. That means the student should have a large measure of independent control over business operations. Under this criterion, certain types of product distributorships may not be eligible (i.e., where the applicant is essentially a commissioned salesperson for a manufacturer or distributor).
  • The application must include a business plan that shows how the business will be able to pay back the loan by October 15.
  • The business must create one or more full-time summer jobs and provide the student with business experience on a daily basis (minimum of 35 hours per week).
  • The business has to operate for at least 6 weeks.
  • Businesses operating on family-owned premises or businesses must be able to demonstrate independence from the family-owned operation. If you are planning to operate an agricultural business, such as raising livestock or cash crops, you must demonstrate a significant measure of independence from the farm on which you are operating.

The Student Entrepreneurship component is a unique part of the Government of New Brunswick’s summer employment programming. It offers interest-free loans to students who wish to create summer employment and gain valuable business experience by operating their own business. Retail shops, craftspeople, painting operations, computer companies, lawn care businesses and many other original ventures have received funding under entrepreneurship programs in the past.

The Student Entrepreneurship component provides an interest-free loan of up to $3,000 to help students start a summer business that will create at least one full-time student summer job and provide the applicant with a valuable business experience. If the loan has been repaid in full, students may be reimbursed up to 1/3 of the loan, provided that all program regulations and requirements have been met.

Students who want to create their own summer job through the Student Entrepreneurship Component can pick up application booklets at their local Department’s Regional Office, Service New Brunswick Centre or Enterprise Agency. The booklet provides directions on how to prepare a business plan and advice on the steps to take to form a business.

Wage Incentive – One-Job Pledge

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Retaining our trained young professionals is part of a series of strategies aimed at rebuilding New Brunswick to accelerate our economic growth and provide us with an enhanced quality of life. To help achieve this goal, the New Brunswick Government, through its employment programs, is offering employers an improved wage incentive when they hire a recent post- secondary graduate in a job related to his or her field of study.
Employee eligibility:

  • Must be unemployed and be residing in New Brunswick or be willing to establish residency in New Brunswick.
  • Must have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in the last four years.
  • Post-Secondary Training must meet the following requirements:
    • Be at least 30 weeks in duration or be training accredited by an apprenticable trade; AND
    • Be provided by a Private Occupational Training Act (POTA) recognized institution; AND/OR
    • Be recognized by respective industry as post-secondary training that lead directly to full time permanent employment.
  • Must not be an immediate family member of the employer (spouse, child, parent, brother, sister), nor can they be an officer or a director of the organization or an immediate family member of an officer or a director.

Employer eligibility:

  • The employer must be a private sector company, non-profit organization or First Nation.
  • Employer must be prepared to provide training.

Note: Public sector positions are not eligible for funding.
Jobs eligibility:

  • Jobs are for a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  • Jobs are incremental (with flexibility for Priority Groups).
  • Jobs must be related to the employee’s field of study.
  • Jobs are not paid strictly on a commission basis or piece work basis, or by the kilometer.
  • Jobs are not already publicly funded.
  • Jobs do not displace permanent employees on layoff, vacation, parental or sick leave.
  • Jobs will lead to permanent full time positions.
  • Jobs within First Nations are eligible except for those which are related to the band’s management.
  • Jobs must not start before the approval of the Department.

Funding Eligibility:
The wage reimbursement for a recent post-secondary graduate is $10 per hour, for a maximum of 40 hours per week. The duration of a subsidy for a recent post-secondary graduate is 52 weeks. The employee must be paid at least $14.00 per hour.

Note: If the employee is paid less than $14.00 per hour, refer to Employer Wage Incentive – Workforce Expansion.

Hiring is the responsibility of the employer, and it must not occur prior to the Department’s approval. Jobs must be filled within 30 days upon approval.

Participating employers will pay the employees hired under this program and will subsequently submit wage claim forms to the Department for reimbursement. Employers must not withhold wages while waiting to be reimbursed.

Employers interested in participating in the Workforce Expansion Program can submit an application to the appropriate departmental office.

Employer Wage Incentive – Workforce Expansion

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The Employer Wage Incentive component of the Workforce Expansion Program is a collaborative effort to bring our clients, unemployed New Brunswickers, together with employers. The program builds employer/employee relationships which promote the development of our unemployed by gaining skills that ultimately result in long-term sustainable full-time employment. The component also aims at encouraging the hiring of individuals from select groups.

Employee eligibility:

  • Must be unemployed.
  • Must be eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) (with the exception of members of a priority group or a Recent Post-secondary Graduate).
  • Must be residing in New Brunswick or be willing to establish residency in New Brunswick.
  • Must not be an immediate family member of the employer (spouse, schild, parent, brother, sister), nor can they be an officer or a director of the organization or a member of their immediate families.
  • Priority will be given to Aboriginals, Social Assistance Recipients, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities, Newcomers, Older Workers, and recent Post-secondary Graduates.

Employer eligibility:

  • The employer must be a private sector company, non-profit organization or First Nation.
  • Employer must be prepared to provide training.

Note: Public sector positions are not eligible for funding.
Jobs eligibility:

  • Jobs are for a minimum of 30 hours per week. A minimum of 15 hours per week will be considered for recently established small businesses creating a part-time position which will eventually develop into a full-time position.
  • Jobs are incremental (with flexibility for Priority Groups).
  • Jobs are not paid strictly on a commission basis or piece work basis, or by the kilometer.
  • Jobs are not already publicly funded.
  • Jobs do not displace permanent employees on layoff, vacation, parental or sick leave.
  • Jobs will lead to permanent full time or extended/recurring seasonal positions.
  • Jobs within First Nations are eligible except for those which are related to the band’s management.
  • Jobs cannot start prior to approval.

Employer Wage Incentive utilizes temporary wage reimbursements to help establish permanent employment or annually recurring seasonal jobs.

A wage incentive is available to an employer at a rate and duration that depend on the type of employment that is created and individual employed:

Permanent Employment:

  • Unemployed individual who is EI eligible: 50 per cent of the hourly wage to a maximum of $8.00 per hour. Duration is 12-24 weeks, depending on the National Occupation Code (NOC) of the job.
  • Unemployed individual from a Priority Group (Aboriginals / Social Assistance Recipients / Persons with a Disability / Visible Minorities / Newcomers / Older Workers): 70 per cent of the hourly wage to a maximum of $8.00 per hour. Duration is 12-24 weeks, depending on the National Occupational Code (NOC) of the job, or 24 weeks for a disabled individual.

Annually Recurring Seasonal Job:

  • Unemployed individual who is EI eligible: 50 per cent of the hourly wage to a maximum of $8.00 per hour. Employment must be for a period of at least 14 weeks in duration. Funding is for half the employment period (a minimum of 7 to a maximum of 10 weeks).

Recent Post-secondary Graduates:
If the hourly wage paid by the employer is $14.00 or more per hour see: Wage Incentive – One-Job Pledge in the Related Links section.

Participating employers will pay the employees hired under this program and will subsequently submit wage claim forms to the Department of Post- Secondary Education, Training and Labour for reimbursement. Employers must not withhold wages while waiting to be reimbursed by the Department.

Employers interested in participating in the Workforce Expansion Program can submit an application to the appropriate departmental office.

Employment Assistance Services – Employment Services

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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.

EAS providers deliver varied services such as:

  • job-search assistance and resources;
  • job preparation programs;
  • one-on-one employment counseling; and
  • employment action plan development.

Workplace Essential Skills (WES) Program

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Workplace Essential Skills (WES) training is aimed at helping adults who are employed or seeking employment and require additional essential skills to succeed. It is also available to employers who are experiencing skilled labour shortages and in need of recruitment support. Courses are offered free of charge for adult residents of New Brunswick.

Learning activities focus on the specific tasks associated with either an individual’s current job or desired occupation. Training is customized to respond to the specific needs of the work environment.

Additionally, WES training can be designed to support apprentices who have experienced difficulties with taking certification exams. Training is adapted to help apprentices prepare for tests such as the Essential Skills Assessment, Block tests or Red Seal Certification exams.

Individuals and employers interested in these courses may contact the Regional Office in their area.

Participants are assessed in the nine essential skills prior to entry into the program.

These skills include:

  • Reading
  • Document use
  • Writing
  • Numeracy
  • Oral communication
  • Working with others
  • Thinking skills
  • Computer use
  • Continuous learning

Adult learners who are currently employed and/or apprentices
The program is open to adults 18 years of age and older who have below functional level skills in one or more essential skills, including at least one literacy skill.

Adult learners who are seeking employment
The program is open to adults 18 years of age and older who:

  • have below function level skills in one or more essential skills, including at least one literacy skill;
  • have an occupational goal; and
  • who are case managed through Employment Development, Social Development, Public Safety or WorkSafe NB.

In The Workplace
PETL provides an initial Training Needs Assessment to identify the essential skills required in the specific workplace. Based on the results, training is customized and can be delivered on site. Training ends with a final evaluation of the impacts and recommendations for future learning opportunities within the business.

In The Community
WES training is based on the occupational goals that eligible individuals identify with their case manager. Training includes the opportunity to apply the skills learned in a workplace through work placement. Training ends with a final evaluation of the impacts and recommendations for future learning opportunities.

Apprentices
Apprentices who require addition help to be successful on certification exams may access training through their regional apprenticeship officer or employer.

Community Adult Learning Centre – Academic Program

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The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour collaborates with 12 Regional Adult Learning Committees to deliver community adult learning services. These committees through Community Adult Learning Centres offer academic and digital literacy programs and services.

Academic Programs are designed to improve literacy levels in the province by bringing literacy training opportunities to adults in their own community. These programs are offered free of charge in over 70 communities around the province and are available in either English or French, depending upon the needs of the community.

Those who are interested in the program should contact the Regional Adult Learning Consultant in their area.

These free-of-charge programs are open to general public adults (18 years of age and over).
The Academic Program provides training to hep learners acquire basic knowledge and skills to strengthen their literacy and numeracy levels.
The Academic Program features an individualized, learner-centered, andragogical approach. Standard assessment, curriculum and assessment services are available. Learners may begin training at any time during the program year as an opening is available and as their schedule permits. Hours of training per week can vary depending on individual needs and circumstances.

Training components include:

  • English Level 1 and 2
  • Math Level 1 and 2
  • French Level 1 and 2
  • French Math Level 1 and 2
  • GED preparation (in class and online)

Each Centre has one or more computers with Internet access.

Treasury Board

Equal Employment Opportunity Program

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Official Languages & HR Policy
Management Board
Chancery Place
P. O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 453-6067
Toll free: (855) 825-3367
Fax: (506) 453-2124
Email : [email protected]

The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program was established in 1984. The objective of the EEO Program is to provide a more balanced representation of qualified designated group persons in the public service by helping individuals find meaningful employment with opportunities for advancement.

To be eligible for the program, candidates must be residents of New Brunswick and be members of one of the following designated group:

  • AboriginalAn Aboriginal person is a North American Indian, a member of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit who identifies with the Aboriginal community culturally and/or linguistically. Métis are people who have Aboriginal ancestry, who self-identify as Métis, and who are recognized by the Métis Nations. Inuit are the Aboriginal inhabitants of Northern Canada.
  • Persons with disabilitiessPersons with disabilities are individuals who have a long term or recurring health condition that limits the kind or amount of activity that they can do in the workplace because of a physical, intellectual, sensory, psychiatric or learning limitation.
  • Members of visible minoritiesMembers of a visible minority group are persons in Canada, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian. Some people who are members of a visible minority group were born in Canada; others have come here from other countries. This definition does not apply to place of birth, ethnic origin, or religion.

You can register online for the EEO Program, using the government e- recruitment web based resource. Please allow up to 15 business days for your application to be reviewed. Eligible candidates will receive a letter confirming that their registration has been approved.

This department provides funding to other departments (Part I) and school districts (Part II) of the New Brunswick public service who hire EEO candidates.

Two funding options are available:

  • The EEO Program can contribute up to 50% of the salary to a maximum of $15,000 a year for a maximum of two years.
  • The EEO Program can contribute $250 a month to a department who has hired an EEO candidate that receives a disability pension or who can only work limited hours per week due to their health condition for sa maximum of five years.

Please refer to the Public Service Labour Relations Act First Schedule for a detailed list of Part I and Part II: http://laws.gnb.ca/en/showdoc/cs/P-25.

There is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Coordinator within each department. Part of their role is to promote the EEO Program within their own department and school districts and answer questions from EEO candidates. EEO candidates are encouraged to contact EEO Coordinators directly about potential employment opportunities and when applying for a competition.

Once registered with the EEO Program, EEO candidates can apply to “in- service” competitions.

Call the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program toll free: 1-855- 825-3367.

Department of Social Development

Website: www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.200974.html

Sartain MacDonald Building
551 King Street
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: (506) 453-2001
Fax: (506) 453-7478

Regional offices
Toll free: (866) 426-5191

  • Moncton
  • Richibucto
  • Sackville
  • Shediac

Toll free: (866) 441-4340

  • Hampton
  • Saint John
  • St. George
  • St. Stephen
  • Sussex

Toll free: (866) 444-8838

  • Fredericton
  • Perth-Andover
  • Woodstock

Toll free: (866) 441-4249

  • Edmundston
  • Grand Falls

Toll free: (866) 441-4341

  • Bathurst
  • Miramichi
  • Neguac

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Career Development Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

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Provides career development opportunities to support New Brunswickers with disabilities who are receiving social assistance, achieve their goals.

Career development services are offered to all clients with disabilities receiving social assistance that have potential for employment.

If you are not receiving help with employment or career planning, ask your case manager to refer you to a career development case manager.

A Career Development Opportunities case manager can help:

  • set possible goals
  • develop a personal plan
  • answer questions or concerns relating to training or employment
  • refer you to available services and programs

Work Services

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Work Services will strive to move work ready individuals to work in a more timely fashion by assessing their readiness for employment when they first enter our offices. There are 2 main components to Work Services; finding the job (obtaining – up to 6 months) and maintaining the job (retaining – up to 6 months). Client service at Work Services would begin with 3 main components, a group information session, a 1 on 1 meeting and a job retention workshop.

After clients find work they will have ongoing support to help them maintain their job. Work Services will provide support to newly employed clients for a period of time normally not to exceed 6 months. Such support may be required as clients adjust to working and the workplace.

Support would focus on job maintenance, crisis prevention (problem solving) and crisis intervention. This would include the facilitation of processes such as assessing needs, goal setting, action plan development, implementation and monitoring, counseling, advocacy, coordination of the plan, referral for service and emergency financial support.

Work Services special benefits refer to assistance above and beyond the entitlement of clients to social assistance. For open cases, special benefits may be issued on a “one-issue” basis or on an ongoing basis added to the monthly assistance cheque. This would be for benefits issued to meet clients predetermined needs which will occur for a period of two or more consecutive months at fixed monthly rates. Ongoing benefits may be for a period of six months while in Work Services.

Case managers will determine the method of payment for these benefits by indicating whether or not it is to be added to the monthly cheque.

Obtaining Employment

In this phase of Work Services the client will be working with the work Services case manager and the Work Services coach to find full time employment. The maximum amount of time a client may remain in this phase is six months from the date of case assignment to Work Services from Needs.

Disability Support Program

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Provides personalized, flexible disability supports for persons with disabilities in the development of their personal disability support plans. It allows for the provision of independent facilitation and the use of person centered approaches to planning and designing disability supports.

You may qualify for this program if:

  • You are a resident of New Brunswick
  • You are 19 to 64 years of age
  • You have a long term disability (this does not include a medical condition that does not result in long term disability or services required to address drug, alcohol, nicotine or gambling addictions).
  • You require disability related supports in order to address unmet needs and to establish or maintain your living arrangement in the community, to assist or enhance the capacity of your natural support networks to provide support in the community, or to help you participate in the community, thereby helping to avoid long-term inactivity and stress on yourself or your caregivers.
  • You require disability related supports in order to address unmet needs and to assist or enhance the capacity of your natural support networks to help you personally or to help you participate in the community.

Disability supports that might be provided under this program include:

  • Home Support Worker
  • Respite
  • Personal supports and assistance within and outside the home
  • Supports for community involvement and participation
  • Personal living skills training
  • Transportation supports that are disability specific
  • Technical supports and assistive devices not covered under other programs
  • Residential facility services

Some supports and services are currently provided under other government programs and will not be provided or funded under this program such as:

  • Addiction services
  • Vehicle retrofitting
  • Major home adaptations or subsidized housing
  • Mental health services
  • Employment services (except if provided through ADAPT agencies)
  • Child care services
  • Income support
  • Medical services or prescription drugs
  • Residential facility services

There are 3 main ways the application and information gathering process can be completed

  • by yourself or with help from your family or friends,
  • with help from staff of this department, Mental Health
  • with help from an independent facilitator

A financial assessment to determine your contribution towards the cost of approved disability supports will be completed. Your income will be considered in determining your financial contribution. There is no cost for the general facilitation services. If you do not agree with the decisions made by the department staff concerning your eligibility, financial contribution or your support plan, you may request an Administrative Review.

Adult Developmental Activities, Programs, and Training (ADAPT) Program Agencies

ADAPT agencies throughout New Brunswick serve people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. In particular, the ADAPT agencies focus on increasing quality of life by offering programming that is geared towards obtaining and maintaining employment. Their primary goal is to offer assistance and support so people can achieve their goals. Furthermore, ADAPT agencies offer other programs such as life skills, health education, psychosocial activities and community engagements, as well as individualized service plans.

Each ADAPT agency may offer slightly different programs and each are tailored to suit the needs and interests of the individual and communities they represent.

New Brunswick Association for Supported Services and Employment Inc.
Website: http://nbasse.ca/

239 Charlotte Street
Saint John, NB E2L 2K1
Fax: (506) 632-1073
Email : [email protected]
Telephone: (506) 634-6888
Toll free: (800) 561-9343

Our primary objective is to intellectual/developmental disabilities.

We do this by providing a collective voice and venue for our ADAPT member agencies to strategize, develop and implement the highest standards of service for people we support.

BAKER-BROOK
Atelier de l’Amitié
5 – 3725 Principale Street
Baker Brook, NB E7A 2A5
Telephone: (506) 258-3542
Email : [email protected]

BATHURST
Bathurst Employment Services and Training Group Inc. (BEST Group)
75 Youghall Drive
Box 73
Bathurst, NB E2A 3Z1
Telephone: (506) 549-5055
Email : [email protected]

CAMPBELLTON
Productions Restigouche
78 Victoria Street
Campbellton, NB E3N 1J4
Telephone: (506) 753-3415

CAP-PELÉ
Centre de développement de habiletés du sud est inc.
2 – 2648 Acadie Road
Cap-Pele, NB E4N 1E4
Telephone: (506) 577-4809
Email : [email protected]

CARAQUET
Atelier la Rencontre
204 Saint Pierre E Boulevard
Caraquet, NB E1W 1B1
Telephone: (506) 727-3772
Email : [email protected]

CARLETON AND VICTORIA COUNTIES
Carleton-Victoria Community Vocational Board Inc.
Website: http://cvcvb.ca/

Career Information Center
201 – 111 Chapel Street
Woodstock, NB E7M 1G6
Telephone: (506) 325-3927
Email: [email protected]

Employment Assistance Service
6-261 Connell Street
Woodstock, NB E7M 1L2
Telephone: (506) 328-4911
Telephone: (506) 325-9503

344 East Riverside Drive
Perth-Andover, NB E7H 1Y5
Telephone: (506) 273-6867
Telephone: (506) 356-8185

Supported Training & Employment Programs, Transition Program
344 East Riverside Drive
Perth-Andover, NB E7H 1Y5
Telephone: (506) 273-6866
Email: [email protected]

DALHOUSIE
Workshop 4 Handicapped
446 Victoria Street
Dalhousie, NB E8C 2S9
Telephone: (506) 684-2186
Email : [email protected]

EDMUNDSTON
Atelier Tournesol
19 Ferry Avenue
Edmundston, NB E3V 3W1
Telephone: (506) 739-8700
Email : [email protected]

Centre d’Accueil la Montée
100 Queen Street
Edmundston, NB E3V 1A1
Telephone: (506) 735-4003
Email : [email protected]

FAIRISLE
Atelier Beausoleil
978 Rte 445
Fairisle, NB E9G 2X7
Telephone: (506) 776-8448
Email : [email protected]

FREDERICTON
Jobs Unlimited
Website: https://jobsunlimitednb.ca/

1079 York Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 3S4
Telephone: (506) 458-9380
Email : [email protected]

GRAND FALLS
Centre d’orientation emploi Dexter / Dexter Employment Orientation Centre
475 Terrace Road
Grand Falls, NB E3Z 1B3
Telephone: (506) 475-4066
Email : [email protected]

HOPEWELL HILL
Albert Vocational Training Centre
5295 Route 114
Hopewell Hill, NB E4H 3M7
Telephone: (506) 882-2604
Email : [email protected]

LAMÈQUE
Centre d’Activité la Ruche
74 de la Baie Street
Lamèque, NB E8T 1A1
Telephone: (506) 344-7793
Email : [email protected]

MEMRAMCOOK
Atelier l’Artisan Workshop
280 Old Shediac Road
Memramcook, NB E4K 1W3
Telephone: (506) 758-2751
Email : [email protected]

MINTO
Minlak Training Program Inc.
80 Logue Road
Minto, NB E4B 3X5
Telephone: (506) 327-6817
Email : [email protected]

MIRAMICHI
Miramichi Options for Residential and Employment (MORE) Services Inc.
Website: http://www.moreservices.ca/

1662 Water Street
Miramichi, NB E1N 1L3
Telephone: (506) 778-6166
Email : [email protected]

MONCTON
Ergon Inc.
150 Weldon Street
Moncton, NB E1C 5W2
Telephone: (506) 857-0014
Email : [email protected]

Moncton Employment and Training Services Inc. (METS Inc.)
1250 St George Boulevard
Moncton, NB E1E 3S1
Telephone: (506) 858-9404
Website: http://metsinc.ca/
Email : [email protected]
Email : [email protected]

OROMOCTO
Oromocto Training and Employment Centre
285 Restigouche Road
Oromocto, NB E2V 2H2
Telephone: (506) 357-3397
Email : [email protected]

PETIT-ROCHER
Atelier Édouard-Roy
323 Route 134
Petit-Rocher-Nord, NB E8J 2E2
Telephone: (506) 783-4978
Email : [email protected]

ROGERSVILLE
Fleur de l’Espérance Inc.
41 Moise Street
Rogersville, NB E4Y 1T7
Telephone: (506) 775-6578
Email : [email protected]

ROTHESAY
Vocational Training Centre
97 James Renforth Drive
Rothesay, NB E2H 1K7
Telephone: (506) 847-4759
Email : [email protected]

SAINT-ANDRÉ
Centre Horizon
506 de l’Église Road
Saint-André, NB E3Y 2Y6
Telephone: (506) 473-5746
Email : [email protected]

ST. CROIX
Lakeland Industries Sheltered Workshop Inc.
2270 Rte 4
St Croix, NB E6J 1H2
Telephone: (506) 784-2251
Email : [email protected]

SAINT-FRANÇOIS-DE-MADAWASKA
L’ Atelier des Copains Co-Op Ltd.
1710 Route 205
Saint-François-de-Madawaska, NB E7A 1P8
Email : [email protected]
Telephone: (506) 992-2739

ST. GEORGE
Community Living Centre
124 Main Street
St. George, NB E5C 3S3
Telephone: (506) 755-3730
Email : [email protected]

SAINT-JACQUES
Co-op de l’Atelier les Hirondelles
26 du Parc Street
Saint-Jacques, NB E7B 1H3
Telephone: (506) 739-6916
Email : [email protected]

SAINT JOHN
Key Industries
Website: http://keyindustries.ca/
239 Charlotte Street
Saint John, NB E2L 2K1
Telephone: (506) 634-6888
Toll free: (800) 561-9343
Email : [email protected]

United Catena Training Centre
1123 Grandview Avenue
Saint John, NB E2J 4P6
Telephone: (506) 696-5672
Website: www.manta.com/ic/mt67sjj/ca/united-catena-training-center-inc
Email : [email protected]

SAINT-LÉONARD
Centre de formation et de soutien à l’emploi Saint-Léonard
76 rue de l’École, Unit A
Saint-Léonard, NB E7E 1Y6
Telephone: (506) 423-7216
Email : [email protected]

SAINT-QUENTIN
Coop le Tourbillon Ltée
8 Saint-Jean Street
Saint-Quentin, NB E8A 1J6
Telephone: (506) 235-2016
Email : [email protected]

ST. STEPHEN
St. Croix Vocational Centre
129 Union Street
St. Stephen, NB E3L 1V9

St. Croix Vocational Centre
Telephone: (506) 466-4977
Email : [email protected]

SAINTE-ANNE-DE-MADAWASKA
L’Éclosion Inc.
167 Principale Street
Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, NB E7E 1B8
Telephone: (506) 445-3109
Email : [email protected]

SUSSEX
Crosswinds Occupational Activity Centre Inc.
Telephone: (506) 432-7500

TRACADIE
Atelier la Fabrique
564 Riviére-à-La-Truite Street
Tracadie, NB E1X 1A7
Telephone: (506) 395-2013
Email : [email protected]

WOODSTOCK
Community Industries Employment Vocational Association (CIEVA)
113 Moffatt Street
Woodstock, NB E7M 2H5
Telephone: (506) 325-4909
Website: www.cieva.ca/
Email : [email protected]

Community Organizations Offering Training and Support Services

BATHURST
Centre Idéal Centre
250 Main Street
Bathurst, NB E2A 1A8
Telephone: (506) 548-6110

Region served: Chaleur
Services offered: Recreation activities and support group for mental health clients

CHARLOTTE COUNTY
Working: Stronger Together
Website: http://cmhanb.ca/support-services/working-stronger-together/

St. George
5 Riverview Avenue
St. George, NB E5C 3M1
Telephone: (506) 755-4147
Email : [email protected]

St. Stephen
41 King Street
St. Stephen, NB E3L 2C1
Telephone: (506) 466-7566
Email : [email protected]

Region served: Charlotte County
Services offered: Employment assistance, resumé preparation, employer contacts, job placement, job maintenance, career expoloartion, referrals to appropriate community agencies.

EDMUNDSTON
Emploihabilité Plus
1 Canada Road
Edmundston, NB E3V 1T6

Region served:
Madawaska-Victoria
Services offered: sEmployment counselling and job coach services. Employment assistance service for individuals facing serious barriers to either finding or maintaining employment.

FREDERICTON
Fredericton Works
420 York Street, 3rd Floor
Fredericton, NB E3B 3P7
Telephone/TTY: (506) 450-9354
Website: www.frederictonworks.ca/
Email : [email protected]

Region served: Fredericton area
Services offered:Employability skills, job club, employment counseling, personal management skills

Let’s Work
23 – 65 Brunswick Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1G5
Telephone: (506) 451-9190
Website: www.letswork.ca/
Email : [email protected]

Region served: Fredericton area
Services available: Job search exploration and assistance with job applications, resume and cover letter preparation and revision assistance, interview training (including conducting mock interviews, assistance with information interviews, etc.), assistance acquiring and maintaining work subsidy programs

GRAND MANAN
Career Assistance
1021 Route 776
Grand Manan, NB E5G 4E5
Telephone: (506) 662-8495
Website: www.careerassistance.ca
Region served: Charlotte County, Fundy Isles
Services offered: Counseling, job placement

MONCTON
Community Employment Agency
1001 A – 1222 Main Street
Moncton NB E1C 1H6
Telephone: (506) 858-3639
Website: http://cea-aec.ca
Email : [email protected]

Region served: Moncton area
Services offered: Vocational assessment, employment counseling, work search, job match, on-site support, employment maintenance/monitoring

Employment Support Peer-Helpers Program Inc.
97 Cameron St.
Moncton, NB, E1C-5Y7
Telephone: (506) 387-7706
Website: http://www.employment-support.com/
Email : [email protected]

Region served: Moncton area
Services offered: One-on-one assistance to mental health consumers based on employment needs; resume writing, job search assistance, preparation for workplace integration, various workshops to prepare for the workplace.

NEW BRUNSWICK
Ability New Brunswick Inc.
Toll Free: (866) 462-9555
Website: www.abilitynb.ca/wp/

Fredericton
102 – 440 Wilsey Road
Fredericton, NB E3B 7G5
Telephone: (506) 462-9555
Email : [email protected]

Moncton
407 – 236 St. George Street
Moncton, NB E1C 1W1
Telephone: (506) 858-0311
Email : [email protected]

Region served: New Brunswick
Services offered: Employment/vocational consulting services, transitional planning and support, job placement, ongoing support for individuals with mobility disabilities.

CNIB
Website: www.cnib.ca/en/Pages/default.aspx

Fredericton
130 – 77 Westmorland Street
Frederick Square
Fredericton, NB E3B 6Z3
Telephone: (506) 458-0060

Region served: New Brunswick
Services offered: Career counseling, training, job placement, transition planning and support, job maintenance, technology counseling and follow- up.

Moncton
T120-22 Church Street
Moncton, NB E1C 0P7
Telephone: (506) 857-4240
Email : [email protected]

Region served: Moncton, Westmorland, Kent and Albert Counties
Services offered: Assistive technology training and follow-up

Saint John
A150 – 40 Charlotte Street
Saint John, NB E2L 2H6
Telephone: (506) 634-6922
Email : [email protected]

Region served: Charlotte, Kings and Saint John Counties
Services offered: Adaptive technology training and follow-up

New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL
800 Hanwell Road
Fredericton, NB E3B 2R7
Toll Free: (866) 622-2548
Website: http://nbacl.nb.ca
Email : [email protected]

NB Offices:
Bathurst
230 Laurier Street, Unit A
Bathurst, NB E2A 3H1
Telephone: (506) 547-2440
Email : [email protected]

Miramichi
101 – 1750 Water Street
Miramichi, NB E1N 1B2
Telephone: (506) 624-5523
Email : [email protected]

Moncton
202 – 51 Highfield Street
Moncton, NB E1C 5N2
Telephone: (506) 856-3322
Email : [email protected]

Saint-Basile
1531 Principale Street
Saint-Basile, NB E7C 1M9
Telephone: (506) 737-4471
Email : [email protected]

Saint John
206 – 50 Crown Street
Saint John, NB E2L 2X6
Telephone: (506) 658-6568
Email : [email protected]

Region served: New Brunswick
Services offered: Public awareness, advocacy, support, research and training

Neil Squire Society
104 – 440 Wilsey Road

Fredericton, NB E3B 7G5
Toll free: (866) 446-7999
Website: http://www.neilsquire.ca
Email : [email protected]
Region Telephone
Fredericton: (506) 450-7999

Moncton: (506) 856-9101
Toll free: (866) 851-9101

Saint John: (506) 633-6115

Region served: Atlantic
Services offered: Employ-Ability program, career skills enhancement, consultation and assessment, research and development of assistive technology, academic upgrading, job placement.

Assistive Technology Services – AT Help Desk
Telephone: (855) 450-3287
Text: (506) 450-3287
Email : [email protected]

Hours: 8:00am – 8:00pm, Monday to Friday

Must reside, study or work in New Brunswick to access these services.

Assistive Technology promotes greater independence and productivity for persons with disabilities. Along with appropriate strategies, this specialized technology enables individuals to perform tasks that they were unable to accomplish, or had difficulties accomplishing.

The Assistive Technology (AT) Specialists will help you:

  • With support for using your Assistive Technology
  • Explore available Assistive Technology options and/or solutions
  • Use the Assistive Technology features on your device/computer
  • Learn Assistive Technology strategies for the classroom or workplace

By providing tips and strategies, the AT Helpdesk is here to support you in using your Assistive Technology to its full potential.

SAINT JOHN
Options Employment Outreach Inc.
165 Union Street
Saint John, NB E2L 1A9
Telephone: (506) 652-3977
TTY: (506) 658-1453
Website: www.optionsoutreach.com
Email : [email protected]

Region served: Greater Saint John
Services offered: Job search, resume preparation, interview techniques, transition planning

Saint John Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc. (SJDHHS)
324 Duke Street West
Saint John, NB E2M 1V2
Telephone: (506) 633-0599
Cell: (506) 333-6526
TTY: (506) 634-8037
Website: www.sjdhhs.com
Email : [email protected]

Region served: Southwestern New Brunswick
Services offered: Support services

SHIPPAGAN
Independent Living – Péninsule Acadienne Inc. (CVAPA)
200-C J.-D.-Gauthier Boulevard
Shippagan (NB) E8S 1P2
Telephone: (506) 336-1304
Website: www.cvapa.ca/a>
Email :
[email protected]

Region served: Acadian peninsula
Services offered: Information and counseling, peer support, employment and training support

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