Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour has a mandate to ensure the province has highly educated graduates and skilled workers for a fast-growing economy. This includes creating a climate which is conducive to economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity. This will be achieved through a spectrum of programs, services, and supports.

Latest News

    • The Public Post-Secondary Education Review Committee is holding a public consultation session in Baie Verte for all residents who have an interest in public post-secondary education. The session is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11 at the Baie Verte Campus of the College of the North Atlantic, Terra Nova Road from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced reappointments to the Standing Fish Price Setting Panel. Wayne Follet (Chairperson) and William Carter (Regular Member) have been reappointed for three-year terms, effective January 10, 2020.
    • The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today launched The Way Forward on Workforce Development - the Provincial Government’s plan for strengthening the province’s workforce and supporting a productive, knowledge-based economy. Minister Mitchelmore was joined by the Honourable Brian Warr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, and students and staff of Indian River High School in Springdale who are exploring first-hand the value of skilled trades.
    • The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced four appointments to Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Board of Regents. The appointees are: Andrew Woodland as Alumni Representative; Ian Duncan Chandi Anuda as Student Representative (Grenfell Campus Student Union); Michael Howse as Student Representative (Marine Institute Students’ Union); and, Amaan Merchant as Student Representative (Memorial University of Newfoundland Students’ Union).
    • The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today introduced an amendment to the Labour Standards Act to ensure that provincial labour legislation pertaining to parental leave is updated to align with recently introduced changes to the Government of Canada’s Employment Insurance Parental Sharing Benefit, as of March 17, 2019.