Employment Insurance for NB Students

Two Options:

Training Skills and Development (TSD)

Overview:
Training and Skills Development (TSD) program has been introduced in an effort to ensure that case managed individuals, whose employment action plan identifies skill development as being necessary, have access to funding to assist them in achieving their goal. 
 
Eligibility:
A participant must have an Employment Action Plan that has been developed with a Post-Secondary Education,Training and Labour Employment Counsellor, who will determine eligibility based on program criteria.

The training must:
-be a required component of a participant's Employment Action Plan
-lead to sustainable employment 
 
Description:
Training and skills Development (TSD) selectively provides grants to people who meet the Employment Insurance (EI) eligibility criteria. The focus of the program is to help clients receive training or educational programs which will allow them to return quickly to work.

The TSD duration is limited to:
- a maximum of two consecutive years for a regular training program
- a maximum of one year for academic upgrading for grade levels 7 to 9 and two consecutive years for grade levels 10 to 12
- a maximum of three consecutive years for a co-operative training program

The level of TSD funding is determined by an Employment Counsellor and may cover a portion of tuition and books as well as other training expenses.

Employment Insurance (EI)

Description: 
Employment Insurance may be eligible to individuals who meet the Employment Insurance (EI) eligibility criteria. The focus of the program is to help clients receive training or educational programs which will allow them to return quickly to work.

The EI duration is limited to:
- a maximum of two consecutive years for a regular training program
- student must be eligible for employment insurance benefits only

Contact the Employment Regional Office   for further information.

NB Employment Insurance (NB-EI) Connect Program

Overview, Eligibility and Description