News Release - May 21, 1999
CANADA-SASKATCHEWAN CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES OFFICE OPENS IN YORKTON
Yorkton and area residents will now have one place to help them plan a
career, upgrade their education or job skills, find a job or fill a
job vacancy. Twenty Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment
Services offices are now open throughout the province.
The announcement was made at the grand opening of the Yorkton office
today by Education Minister Clay Serby, on behalf of Post-Secondary
Education and Skills Training Minister Maynard Sonntag, and Human
Resources Development Canada Minister Pierre S. Pettigrew.
"Through these Career and Employment Services offices in every region
of the province, all Saskatchewan people will have one-stop access to
quality, cost-effective programs and services," Serby said. "We will
work with industry and other regional partners to link people to
"The Canada-Saskatchewan Labour Market Development Agreement signed
last year has brought us to this exciting time," Pettigrew said. "It
demonstrates that governments can work together to address our shared
goal of helping unemployed Canadians find work. As a result, we are
looking forward to improved service to the public through better
integration and easier access."
Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment Services will offer a
variety of resources, including written materials on resume writing
and occupations; counsellor-assisted career planning; and computerized
services, such as CD ROM software and videos. Of special interest is
a new web site called SaskNetWork - www.sasknetwork.gov.sk.ca -
Saskatchewan's new electronic link to career, employment and labour
market information. Career information is also available toll free at
The Career and Employment Services will also provide access to a
variety of information related to apprenticeship, JobStart/Future
Skills, and other skills training and employment programs, basic
education, literacy, and income support programs for learners. More
than 100,000 people a year are expected to use these services in
Saskatchewan. Of these about 10,000 people will be involved in
employment programs gaining work experience or on-the-job training, or
will receive support while in training.
Career and Employment Services offices are located in: Biggar,
Creighton, Estevan, Fort Qu'Appelle, Humboldt, Ile a la Crosse,
La Ronge, Lloydminster, Meadow Lake, Melfort, Moose Jaw, Nipawin,
North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current,
Weyburn, Wynyard and Yorkton.
The Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment Services offices are a
result of the Canada-Saskatchewan Labour Market Development Agreement,
which came into effect April 1998. Under the agreement, the
Government of Saskatchewan assumed responsibility to provide career
and employment programs to Employment Insurance (EI) clients. The
Government of Canada is a funding partner for these programs and
services through the EI Account.
The agreement builds on the vision of the Saskatchewan Training
Strategy to ensure all Saskatchewan residents have access to flexible,
relevant, quality training and employment services.
For more information, contact:
Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training
Office Phone: (306) 786-5808
Cell Phone: (306) 621-7633