Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
July 23, 2018

Provincial Government Provides Updates on Job Creation Partnerships Projects

The Provincial Government continues to support job creation and economic growth through the Job Creation Partnerships (JCP) program. To date this fiscal year, 168 projects employing 780 people have been approved totalling $7.5 million.

Budget 2018 allocates $10.5 million to the program through the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement. Applications are being accepted until September 28, 2018.

The JCP program supports projects that provide individuals eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) with opportunities to improve their employability through work experience. These projects benefit the participants as well their communities.

Projects approved this year include those related to community events and development, tourism, infrastructure upgrades, and beautification. Included in the JCP funding announced to date is almost $44,000 to complete the boardwalk of the Riverside Drive Walking Trail in Bishop’s Falls; part of the Town of Bishop’s Falls Exploits River Development Strategy.

In 2017-18, more than 1,400 individuals participated in the JCP program through projects delivered by over 250 organizations. Each year, funding is allocated throughout the province based on the share of EI beneficiaries.

More information about the Job Creation Partnership program, including the application form for employers, can be found at

This initiative delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at

“Job Creation Partnerships benefit workers, their families, and communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and strengthen the partnership between employers, community organizations, and municipalities. Our government’s flexible, responsive Job Creation Partnerships program meets commitments in The Way Forward to deliver better services and better outcomes for residents.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

“It has been a privilege to work with my colleagues at all levels of government to bring another Job Creation Partnership to the town of Bishop’s Falls. People flock to Bishop’s Falls to enjoy angling and leisure time in and around the Exploits River. Completing the boardwalk will make it easier for residents and visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of this important river. I look forward to seeing the project completed and the further beautification of Bishop’s Falls.”
Jerry Dean
MHA for Exploits

“The Town of Bishop’s Falls is pleased to receive $43,792 under the JCP program for Completion of Phase II of the Riverside Drive boardwalk. This is the latest of several JCP Grants the town has received during MHA Dean’s tenure. The Exploits River is an exceptional tourism and recreation asset, and with government’s prior and continued support, its infrastructure can be developed to allow residents and tourists to benefit from what the River offers. It is evident that MHA Dean and Minister Hawkins are dedicated to the success and development of our area. The town will also contribute approximately $10,000 towards this project. The Exploits adventure starts here, and we appreciate the assistance of the Provincial Government to help make that experience a great one.”
Bryan King
Mayor, Bishop’s Falls

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Media contacts
Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
709-729-1795, 725-9595

Jeremy Reynolds
Government Members Office

Bryan King
Town of Bishop’s Falls

2018 07 23                              11:35 a.m.