News Release - May 12, 1999
CANADA-SASKATCHEWAN CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES OFFICES OPEN IN FORT QU'APPELLE
Fort Qu'Appelle 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. Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment
Services offices are now open throughout the province.
The announcement was made at the grand opening of the Fort Qu'Appelle
regional office today by Lorne Scott, Minister of Environment and
Resource Management and MLA for Indian Head-Milestone, on behalf of
Maynard Sonntag, Minister of Saskatchewan Post-Secondary Education and
Skills Training (PSEST), and 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," said Sonntag. "We
will work with industry and other regional partners to identify where
the jobs are and what education or training people need to get the
jobs. We will use this information to link people to jobs."
"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, signed in 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 local information, contact:
Phone: (306) 786-5808
(306) 621-7633 (cell)