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About the Department

The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour works to ensure the province has a highly educated and skilled workforce to meet evolving labour market demands. This includes creating a climate which is conducive to economic growth, competitiveness, and prosperity. This is achieved through a range of services and supports including:

  • helping employers with accessing and keeping skilled workers;
  • working with employers, employees, and unions to foster a positive employment relations climate;
  • providing programs and supports for apprenticeship and trades certification;
  • increasing the recruitment and retention of immigrants;
  • promoting diversity and multiculturalism;
  • supporting the delivery of post-secondary education through Memorial University of Newfoundland, College of the North Atlantic and private training institutions;
  • administering the student financial assistance program;
  • offering career development and planning services as well as employment and training supports, and information about the labour market;
  • providing programs and services for Adult Basic Education; and,
  • delivering income support and other financial supports.
 
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