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Labour Market Training Programs in NB: Do Participants Stay?

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: February 28, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Training, Education



The Government of New Brunswick invests heavily in educating and retaining its population, especially skilled members of the labour force. To accomplish this, training programs have been designed and implemented to help individuals prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment in NB. These include programs such as Career Decision Making Strategies Skills Enhancement Strategies Workplace...

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Student Spotlight: Meet the ExperienceNB Team

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: February 17, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Media, Training



In the 2010 film Inception, audiences were introduced to the concept of a dream within a dream. In 2021, NB-IRDT’s Pathways to Professions (P2P) program introduced something similar: the concept of experiential learning evaluation within an experiential learning program. The result was ExperienceNB: one of five P2P research streams in 2021. Experiential learning – a theory of...

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Lumbar Spine Imaging in New Brunswick: The ‘Back Story’

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: February 9, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Media, Health



Back pain can be a fairly prevalent, debilitating, and painful problem – especially as we get older! But how often does it warrant an x-ray, or other type of imaging? In 2014, Choosing Wisely Canada was launched to help reduce unnecessary tests and treatments in  many areas of healthcare. When it comes to lower back pain, Choosing Wisely only recommends imaging if “red...

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Manufacturing Employment in New Brunswick

NB-IRDT Staff

Posted: February 2, 2022 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Media, Labour Markets, Population Research, Economics



There is a narrative in New Brunswick that our province is falling further and further behind the rest of Canada in terms of economic and population growth, and “catching up” is a nearly impossible task to accomplish. Fortunately, this narrative is not entirely true. To promote progress and prosperity in the province, it is important to not only examine our weaknesses but also to...

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