News Release - May 10, 1999
CANADA-SASKATCHEWAN CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES OFFICE OPENS IN MEADOW LAKE
Meadow Lake and area residents 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 Meadow Lake
office today by Maynard Sonntag, Minister of Post-Secondary Education
and Skills Training and MLA for Meadow Lake, and Kevin Weighill,
Director of North Saskatchewan Region for Human Resources Development
Canada, on behalf of Pierre S. Pettigrew, Minister of Human Resources
"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," Sonntag 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," said Pettigrew. "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 1-800-597-8278.
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
Phone: (306) 446-7890