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.

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    • The Provincial Government will open six rounds of Expressions of Interest for prospective immigrants around the world who wish to settle in the province and be engaged in the daily operation of a business they create, join, or assume ownership of.
    • The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced that following a request from the Minimum Wage Review Committee for additional time to complete its work, the deadline to submit the committee’s report has been extended to January 17, 2020.
    • The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today congratulated Dr. Vianne Timmons on her appointment as the 13th president and vice-chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland.
    • 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.