Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
August 9, 2019

Job Creation Partnerships Projects Highlighted at Northern Peninsula Announcement

The Provincial Government continues to support job creation and economic growth through the Job Creation Partnerships (JCP) program.

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced that to date this fiscal year, 220 projects employing 1,300 people have been approved, totaling more than $10 million.

Minister Davis, joined by the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry, and Innovation, made the announcement at the French Rooms Cultural Center in Port au Choix. The center has received just over $64,000 for two Job Creation Partnerships projects to renovate and operate a French bread oven popular with locals and visitors alike. The oven enables the center to provide visitors with culinary experiences such as baking their own traditional French bread. The funding also allows the center to extend its bread-making season by an additional week.

Funded through the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement, the Job Creation Partnerships program supports projects that benefit workers and their entire communities. More information about the Job Creation Partnership program, including the application form for employers, can be found at www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/lmda/jcp.html.

In 2018-19, more than 1,450 individuals participated in the Job Creation Partnerships program through projects delivered by over 270 organizations.

Quotes
“Job Creation Partnerships have a profound and positive impact throughout the province. Not only do they help workers and their families, but they also enrich the amenities we enjoy in our communities. This flexible, responsive program is one of the best tools we have to create targeted improvements.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

“Our government continues to provide valuable support for municipalities and organizations on the Great Northern Peninsula through Job Creation Partnerships. This program provides on the job skills enhancement for workers and results in added infrastructure, such as upgrades to the community centre, municipal infrastructure, walking trails and various programming such as coordinators for youth, recreation and Come Home Year celebrations.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation and MHA for St. Barbe – L’Anse aux Meadows 

“The Job Creation Partnerships program is a great program. It allows non-profit organizations, like the French Rooms Cultural Center, to acquire workers and funding to complete programs or projects that we would not otherwise be able to do.”
Lizeta Gould, Town Manager
Town of Port au Choix 

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Media contacts
Ryan Crocker 
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
709-729-1795, 725-9595
RyanCrocker@gov.nl.ca

Lavinia Crisby 
Constituency Assistant, District of St. Barbe - L'Anse aux Meadows
709-454-2633
LaviniaCrisby@gov.nl.ca

Lizeta Gould
Town Manager, Town of Port au Choix
709-861-3409
info@townofportauchoix.ca

2019 08 09                              2:45 p.m.