Karen Ludwig

Your member of parliament for

New Brunswick Southwest

Karen Ludwig

Your member of parliament for

New Brunswick Southwest


Employment Resources

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Everything you Need to Start Working
Jobs with the Government of Canada
Employment Search Engines
Resources During Unemployment and Leave
Skills, Training and Professional Development

Everything you Need to Start Working

Social Insurance Number (SIN)

The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits. Click below to learn more about SIN including how to apply.

Social Insurance Number – Overview

Criminal Record Checks

Some jobs require Criminal Record Checks to be eligible to work with vulnerable populations or sensitive information. Click below for info on where to go, types of checks and fee information.

RCMP – Criminal Record Checks

Starting a Business

The steps you need to consider before operating a business in Canada, and resources to help you get started.

Resources for Starting a Business

Get a Work Permit 

Work permits and applications for temporary workers, business people, students and caregivers in the Live-In Caregiver Program.

More information on Work Permits

Security Screening 

Access information about government security screening programs for individuals and businesses.

Security Screening Programs

Getting a Job outside of New Brunswick

Learn about labour mobility and foreign credential recognition.
Labour Mobility Information

Jobs with the Government of Canada

 Government of Canada jobs

Search current public service job openings and find information about federal hiring programs.

Search Public Service Jobs

Jobs in National Security and Defence

Apply for a job with the Government of Canada in the field of national security and defence.

Search National Defence and Security Jobs

Youth and Student Employment

Information about job opportunities and hiring programs for students and recent graduates.

Search Youth and Student Jobs

Employment Search Engines

Search the Job Bank

Search current Canadian jobs, subscribe to email alerts, refer to labour market trends and find resources.

Search JobBank


We are the go-to, “first-stop” for New Brunswick labour market information, career development resources and online job postings.

Search NB Jobs

Charlotte County Jobs

This Facebook page is designed to inform job seekers of potential employment opportunities in the Charlotte County area

Visit Charlotte County Jobs Facebook


Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages.

Search Indeed


An excellent communication tool that delivers the best options to career seekers.

Search CareerBeacon


Canada’s largest career site for job seekers

Search Workopolis

Resources During Unemployment and Leave

Contact the EI Program:
By Phone:   1-800-206-7218
In Person: Find a Service Canada location near you

Regular Employment Insurance Benefits

Apply for EI if you are unemployed due to no fault of your own are able to work, but can’t find a job.

Apply for Regular EI

Sickness Benefits

Apply for benefits if you are unable to work due to illness, injury or quarantine.

Apply for Sickness Benefits

Maternity and Parental Benefits

Apply for benefits if you are pregnant, have recently given birth, you are adopting, or you are caring for a newborn

Apply for Parental Benefits

Benefits for the Self-Employed

Register and apply for special benefits if you are self-employed, self-employed fishers should apply for fishing benefits.

Benefits for the Self-Employed

 Fishing Benefits

Apply for benefits if you are a self-employed fisher who is actively seeking work.

Apply for EI Fishing Benefits

Compassionate Care Benefits

Apply for benefits if you have to be away from work to provide care for a gravely ill family member.

Apply for Compassionate Care Benefits

Skills, Training and Professional Development

Literacy and Essential Skills

Find out about the essential skills needed for work, learning and life.

Literacy and Essential Skills

 Youth and Student Job Training

Government of Canada programs to help youth and students get the skills to start their careers.

Youth and Student Job Training

Veterans Affairs Career Transition Services

Veterans and survivors can get help finding civilian employment through the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Career Transition Services (CTS) Program.

Career Transition Services Program

Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP)

Allows individuals to withdraw funds from their Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to finance training or education for themselves or their spouse or common-law partner.

More information on Lifelong Learning

Support for Apprentices

First, you need an employer who agrees to provide you with on-the-job training while you continue to work and get paid. That agreement must be registered through the New Brunswick apprenticeship authority.

Gov’t of Canada – Support for Apprentices

Gov’t of NB – Apprenticeship and Trades

Canada Apprentice Loan

The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade.  With the Canada Apprentice Loan, you can get up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per period of technical training.

Canada Apprentice Loan

Foreign Credential Recognition

Helping new Canadians integrate into the Canadian economy and society.

Foreign Credential Recognition in Canada

Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Voluntary program that helps Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability recipients return to work.

Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Education and Training Benefits 

Scholarships, grants and funding opportunities for Canadian students whether part-time, full-time, with dependents, with disabilities and from low or middle-income families.

Education and Training Benefits

Hiring and Managing Employees

Information on payroll, wages and other human resources obligations and advice on recruiting, training and managing employees.

Hiring and managing employees