News Release - May 15, 2000
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
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.
For more information, contact:
Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training
Phone: (306) 787-2352