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Saturday, March 28, 2015


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

Development Canada.

"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 - 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.

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For more information, contact:

Pat Bauer

Regional Director

Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training

Phone: (306) 446-7890
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