Workforce Development

2014 Aboriginal Mobile Application Development Graduating ClassThe Joint Economic Development Initiative provides a variety of programs and services to support Indigenous workforce development in New Brunswick. These include:


  • The New Brunswick Aboriginal Information and Communications Technology (NBAICT) training-to-employment project;
  • The New Brunswick Aboriginal Mining, Energy and Trades (NBAMET) training-to-employment project;
  • The Aboriginal Adult Learning and Apprenticeship Partnership;
  • The Provincial Aboriginal Employment Coordinator Partnership;
  • The Indigenous Labour Market Information Partnership;
  • The Indigenous Digital Literacy project;
  • The Indigenous Internship Program;
  • The JEDI/Brun-Way Bursary and the JEDI/NBCC Bursary;
  • The New Brunswick Aboriginal Shipbuilding Engagement Strategy.


Each program and service is client-focused and responds to industry needs.