Department of Employment and Social Development of Canada

08/13/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2019 10:24

Supporting the Next Generation of Workers in New Brunswick

Modernized Strategy Will Serve Young Canadians Facing Barriers to Employment
August 13, 2019 Saint John, NB Employment and Social Development Canada

Canada's continued prosperity depends on young Canadians launching meaningful careers. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need for a fair chance at success, we are helping to ensure Canada's continued prosperity by investing in our greatest asset-our people.

Today Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment Workforce Development and Labour, announced the Government's investment of over $570,000 for the ONE Change Incorporated's One Future project. This investment supports 15 New Brunswick youth facing barriers, gain skills and experience to enter the labour force or return to college or university.

This project is funded by the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) which was launched on June 3, 2019. This new strategy provides more flexible employment services and enhanced supports for all young Canadians. It helps youth develop the skills and gain the experience they need to successfully transition into the labour market and ensure that no one is left behind.