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Monday, November 24, 2014
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Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment Services Grand Opening in Regina

Regina and area residents now have a single location where they can get help

planning a career, improving their education or job skills, finding a job or

filling a job vacancy.



The Regina location is one of 20 Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment

Services offices open around the province. Today's grand opening was attended

by Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training Minister Glenn Hagel.



"Through these federal-provincial Career and Employment Services in every

region of the province, all Saskatchewan people have one-stop access to

relevant training and employment programs and services," Hagel said. "We are

working with industry and many other regional partners to link people to jobs

in our changing labour market."



"The Canada-Saskatchewan Labour Market Development Agreement signed two years

ago has brought us to this exciting time," Human Resources Development Canada

Minister Jane Stewart 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."



Under the Federal/Provincial 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.



The Regina location offers a variety of resources, including written and

electronic materials on resumé writing and occupations; counsellor-assisted

career planning; and computerized services, such as CD ROM software and videos.

Of special interest is a new job service for employers and job seekers launched

today called SaskJobs found on Saskatchewan's career and employment website

SaskNetWork (www.sasknetwork.gov.sk.ca). Information is also available toll

free at 1-800-597-8278.



Local 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 is also

available. More than 100,000 people a year are expected to use these services

in Saskatchewan. About 10,000 of these people will be involved in employment

programs, gaining work experience or on-the-job training or will receive income

support while in training.



Career and Employment Services offices are located in: Biggar, Creighton,

Estevan, Fort Qu'Appelle, Humboldt, Ile é la Crosse, La Ronge, Lloydminster,

Meadow Lake, Melfort, Moose Jaw, Nipawin, North Battleford, Prince Albert,

Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Weyburn, Wynyard and Yorkton.



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For more information, contact:



Keith Landry

Regional Director

Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training

Phone: (306) 787-2352
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