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Career and Employment FAQ

  1. Where can I get help with choosing a career?
  2. I am on Income Support and have not worked for years. I want to work again but I do not know where to start.
  3. I am a single parent. I want to continue with post-secondary education but I am "stuck" because I am in default of a student loan. Can you help?
  4. I need a job. Can you help?
  5. Does your department provide any financial assistance to community agencies?
  6. I am an employer. What programs and/or services do you have that can help me with recruiting new staff?
  7. I am a youth looking for summer employment to help pay for post-secondary education. Where can I receive help?
  8. I am a post-secondary student looking for a work-term, and also will be looking for employment after I graduate. Can you help?

1. Where can I get help with choosing a career?

You can access the variety of career decision-making information available on our website.

You can also find the career development and employment planning services that are available through a local Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Office or a Employment Centre located in each region of the province.

Information and assistance with locating career assistance services is available by calling 1-800-563-6600.

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2. I am on Income Support and have not worked for years. I want to work again but I do not know where to start.

Department staff are available to help you with job search and reconnecting to employment. To speak to someone about job opportunities contact a local Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Office or visit a Employment Centre.

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3. I am a single parent. I want to continue with post-secondary education but I am "stuck" because I am in default of a student loan. Can you help?

Departmental staff can talk to you about the programs and services available to help with post-secondary education.

If you are receiving (or eligible for) Income Support you can contact a local Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Office.

For more information on training support services, call 1-800-563-6600.

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4. I need a job. Can you help?

Wage subsidy programs are available to assist employers in offering work experience and employment to you. These programs vary in length, duration and type of subsidy. You can use these programs in your job search by bringing them to the attention of employers.

You can also find information on wage subsidy programs available at a local Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Office.

For quick access to job search sites and services to help you, check available employment opportunities through www.jobbank.gc.ca opens new window or call 1-800-563-6600.

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5. Does your department provide any financial assistance to community agencies?

Support may be provided to community agencies that offer employment and career services. For more information on what is available contact a local Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Office or visit a Employment Centre.

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6. I am an employer. What programs and/or services do you have that can help me with recruiting new staff?

Our staff can help match the skills and qualifications of individuals on Advanced Education, Skills and Labour' file with what you may be looking for. If you are an employer, you may be eligible for a wage subsidy under one of the many Employment Programs offered through the Department.

For information on what is available, contact a local Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Office or visit a Employment Centre.

Additional information related to programs and services to help employers recruit staff is available at //www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/foremployers/default.html opens new window or call 1-800-563-6600.

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7. I am a youth looking for summer employment to help pay for post-secondary education. Where can I receive help?

If you are a high school student or post-secondary student, the department can provide you with employment information and opportunities through various paid and volunteer placements. For information on programs and services for, check Students and Graduates or visit a Employment Centre.

For more information on other summer employment programs, call 1-800-563-6600.

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8. I am a post-secondary student looking for a work-term, and also will be looking for employment after I graduate. Can you help?

The department can help you with finding a work-term by creating links with employment leads and identifying opportunities for employment through Students and Graduates.

If you are a recent post-secondary graduate, a wage subsidy program titled the Graduate Employment Program can help you with securing valuable work experience in your field of study. For information on this program contact a local Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Office or visit a Employment Centre.

For more information related to finding work-term employment or employment following graduation, call 1-800-563-6600.

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