Population Growth Secretariat / Business New Brunswick

New Brunswick delegation to attend National Job Fair (09/10/09)

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Oct. 9, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - A recruitment delegation of New Brunswick employers to the National Job Fair and Training Expo in Montreal on Oct. 14 and 15 will be led by Business New Brunswick Minister Victor Boudreau, who is also minister for the population growth secretariat.

New Brunswick's delegation to the country's largest job fair will consist of 12 organizations from a wide range of sectors, and will be led by the secretariat. The event will take place at Place Bonaventure.

"We want to send a message to job seekers across the country that New Brunswick is the place to be for individuals seeking both a great career and great quality of life," said Boudreau. "The National Job Fair and Training Expo, with its thousands of visitors, will allow us to showcase what New Brunswick has to offer to potential newcomers."

As part of the mission, Boudreau will also lead a series of business meetings that will include business owners and representatives from Enterprise agencies in Northern New Brunswick. These meetings are aimed at developing existing business relationships and connecting companies with new markets in Quebec.

New Brunswick's participation follows the successful mission to the Toronto National Job Fair and Training Expo last spring.

The delegation will give visitors direct access to New Brunswick employment openings in a range of sectors including energy, trades, manufacturing, information technology, construction, engineering and education.

Representatives of the Population Growth Secretariat will speak to job seekers about New Brunswick's quality of life, low cost of living and career opportunities. Information will be provided regarding the government's plan for lower taxes, the Tuition Rebate Program and housing costs in the province.

"Even with the current economic crisis, there are many companies in the province looking to hire skilled individuals," said Boudreau. "By participating in this career fair we are responding to the needs of organizations looking to expand."

This will be the ninth recruitment mission undertaken by the Population Growth Secretariat. Previous missions targeted workers in the information and technology sector in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. These missions were among the commitments made in New Brunswick's population growth strategy, which is integral to achieving the government's goal of achieving self-sufficiency by 2026.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a list of New Brunswick participants in the National Job Fair and Training Expo. MEDIA CONTACT: Brendan Langille, communications, Population Growth Secretariat, 506-444-4594.

New Brunswick participants in the National Job Fair and Training Expo

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