Released on March 6, 2000
Prince Albert 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 Prince Albert location is one of 20 Canada-Saskatchewan Career and
Employment Services offices open around the province. Today's grand opening
was attended by Glenn Hagel, Saskatchewan Minister of Post-Secondary Education
and Skills Training.
"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," Minister of Human Resources
Development Canada 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."
The Prince Albert location offers 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 website called SaskNetWork -www.sasknetwork.gov.sk.ca -
Saskatchewan's electronic link to career, employment and labour market
information. 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 a la Crosse, La Ronge, Lloydminster,
Meadow Lake, Melfort, Moose Jaw, Nipawin, North Battleford, Prince Albert,
Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Weyburn, Wynyard and Yorkton.
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
For local information, contact:
Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training
Phone: (306) 446-7890