YMCA Employment Programs

The Fredericton YMCA offers two employment readiness programs. Our knowledgeable staff help clients meet their employment needs, such as working with job-ready clients who simply need help preparing a resumé. We are able to offer information to clients regarding career exploration, networking opportunities and contacts with local colleges and universities. These skill-enhancing programs offered by the YMCA of Fredericton are free of charge. Our programs are funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick through the Canada New Brunswick Labour Market Development Agreement.

Employment Counseling Services for Newcomers to Canada

A YMCA employment counsellor will work with clients to identify their skills, including transferable skills, strengths and abilities. They will develop a mutually agreed upon Employment Action Plan using interventions from one or more employability dimensions:

*  Career decision-making

*  Skills enhancement

*  Job search

*  Employment maintenance

Employment Counselling Services for Newcomers to Canada is located at:

155 Smythe St., 2nd floor (South side)

Newcomers map

Our hours are Monday to Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 pm

To book an appointment or for more information call: (506) 462-3177 or email: ymcanewcomers@bellaliant.com

Work Services Support Program

The YMCA Work Services Support Program offers individualized service to eligible clients who are adult residents of the Fredericton Region, who have social barriers and who are willing and able to commit to an employment action plan and are case managed and referred by one of the following departments:

  • Department of Social Development
  • Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training & Labour (PETL)
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Corrections Services of Canada

Participants in the YMCA Work Services Support Program will be able to access individualized and group support services in the following areas:

  • Career Decision-making
  • Skills enhancement
  • Job search
  • Employment maintenance

Government case managers are able to refer clients to any one phase of the aforementioned dimensions or for complete program support. All clients will be assigned to an Employment Counsellor who will work collaboratively with the client and referring case manager to develop a customized job search action plan for the client.

For further information, please email wip@nb.aibn.com or call 462-3343.