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Hawkesbury, March 13, 2019 – The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) in collaboration with the Francophone Immigration Support Network of Eastern Ontario and their partners, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and Contak, Staffing Solutions, invite all local employers to a free information session to discover the possibilities offered by international recruitment. This event will be held in French and in Hawkesbury, on March 26, from 11:45 AM to 3 PM and includes lunch during which the representatives from the Canadian Embassy in France and Romania will present the opportunities offered by international recruitment, along with an overview of support programs available in Ontario.

Hawkesbury, February 8, 2019 – The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) proudly unveiled today the details surrounding the launch of its second edition of the Job Succession Scholarship. The project, introduced in 2018, represents an investment by the CSEPR of $250 000 over 5 years in the youth of Prescott-Russell, with 10 scholarships being awarded annually. For this second edition, partnerships were renewed with the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien, the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario, the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, and this year, all Prescott-Russell high schools are taking part in the project. In addition, the Centre innovated by seeking the participation of businesses, municipal governments, associations and other organizations by encouraging them to contribute financially in order to increase the number of scholarships available in 2019.

Hawkesbury, May 24, 2018 - The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) announced yesterday evening the employers who are taking part in its Job Succession Scholarship, as well as the winners of these scholarships. For this first year, a total of 6 employers agreed to participate in the scholarship program, and 8 winners received a bursary. A total of 10 scholarships were available, but only 8 positions were filled by the participating employers.

Launching of the 2nd edition

 

The Employment Services Centre unveiled last February 8th, the details of its’ 2nd edition of the Job Succession Scholarship. This project, launched in 2018, represents an investment by the Centre of $ 250 000 over  5 years in the youth of Prescott-Russell, with 10 scholarships being awarded annually.

Furthermore, additional scholarships will be available since the Centre reached out to local businesses to contribute in the project. Upon writing these lines,  4 employers have confirmed their contribution to the scholarship : Groupe Convex, Contak, staffing solutions, Elpa and Physio Plantagenet. Thus, a total of 14 scholarships will be available this year to our youth.

Once again, partenerships were renewed with the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien, the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario, the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.

This year, all high schools on the Prescott and Russell territory are part of the project, and scholarship opportunities are being expanded to  include any post-secondary study program that could be considered by high school graduates. This includes trades, professions or apprenticeships, as well as occupations such as Personal Support Workers and such.

Applications to the scholarship are made through participating high schools, and can be submitted up until March 22, 2019.

 

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On the picture (from left to right): Mr. Pierre Leroux, Mayor of Russell, Mrs. Paula Assaly, Mayor of Hawkesbury, Mr. Éric Poulin, Member of the CSEPR Board of directors, Mr. François St-Amour, Mayor of La Nation, Mrs. Caroline Arcand, Executive Director at CSEPR, Mr. Stéphane Sarrazin, Mayor Alfred-Plantagenet, Mr. Marc Pharand, CPA, Deloitte, Mr. Vincent Conti, Scholarship Recepient 2018, Ms Camille LeBlanc, Scholarship Recepient 2018, Mr. Alain Huppé, Valoris, Mr. Sylvain Labrie, Chairman of the Board of Directors for CSEPR, Mr. Norman Riopel, Mayor of Champlain, Mr. Guy Desjardins, Mayor of the City of Clarence-Rockland. Absent from the picture : Mr. Martin Roy, Executive Assistant to MPP Francis Drouin.

 

 

 

Hawkesbury, January 26, 2018 - The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is pleased to announce that it received the participation confirmation for the 4th School Board on its territory in regards to its newly launched Job Succession Program. The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario joins with the Conseil scolaire catholique de district de l’Est ontarien, the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario and the Upper Canada District School Board to offer grade 12 students in participating schools the chance to be awarded one of the ten $ 5 000 scholarships granted by the Center for the year 2018.

“We are pleased that all four School Boards are taking part in our Job Succession Program,” said André Roy, Executive Director at the Employment Services Centre. “This means that we will have graduates from four French schools and three English schools who will have a chance at getting one of our scholarships. And of course, in addition to the financial help the scholarship represents for the student, it also means more potential candidates for employers who participate in the program,” concluded Mr. Roy.

The scholarship program will be available from 2018 to 2022 inclusively, and represents an investment by the Employment Services Centre of $250 000 in Prescott-Russell’s youth. The program is open to grade 12 students as well as local employers in need of specialized labour. Ten (10) scholarships of $ 5 000 each will be offered annually by the Centre to all participating schools in Prescott-Russell. In summary, employers in need of specialized labour will inform the CSEPR of their interest to participate in the program, and if retained by the selection committee, their job offers will be presented to students in participating schools so that those interested in a trade or a profession can apply for the position. Once the interview process is completed by the employers, the students chosen for the positions will receive confirmation of a guaranteed job with the employers when their postsecondary studies are completed. The Centre will then grant a $ 5 000 scholarship to the students to be paid in 2 instalments as part of the Job Succession Scholarship Program.

 

About CSEPR

Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is a not-for-profit corporation with 3 offices serving the vast region of Prescott-Russell. Sole organisation dispensing all employment services for the region, it is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for the Employment Ontario program, as well as the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Ontario Disability Support Program, and gets funding for the Ontario Works program from the United Counties of Prescott-Russell as well. The Centre aims to accompany and support all types of clienteles in search of work or reintegrating the workforce, as well as supporting regional employers with their staffing needs. The Centre offers a complete line of tools and resources to its different clienteles, including several subsidized programs, and through its vocation, contributes in an important way to the region’s economic development.

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LABOUR SCARCITY IN PRESCOTT-RUSSELL, THE CENTRE REACTS

Hawkesbury, August 31, 2018 –  The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) today unveiled some of the measures put in place to meet the crying need for labour in its community. Following various observations made by the Centre in recent years, last January saw the launch of the Job Succession Scholarship program aimed at High School Students. Now, the Centre is adding a new Immigration and Newcomers component to its services with the hiring of a Coordinator dedicated to this specific service. Subsequent measures could be taken as needs and opportunities arise.

“For the last few years, there were several clues that lead us to foresee the labour scarcity situation in our area. With the exodus of youth from our region, and an aging population, we needed to take measures to try to counter this situation,” said André Roy, Executive Director for the Employment Services Centre. “Last January, we launched the Job Succession Scholarship program which aims at bringing back youth to our region once their postsecondary studies are completed. This first measure addressed the youth exodus. But now, we need to quickly ensure access to labour for our employers. With over 400 jobs posted in our job bank, we never had so many positions to fill, and despite all the efforts of our team to meet the employers’ needs, we simply can’t make it. This is why the Center just hired an immigration professional who will be responsible to recruit immigrants and newcomers in large centres and bring them back to Prescott-Russell to work, and even to live here. Through this action, we believe we can help our employers fill their jobs with qualified labour that meets their needs. In doing so, we contribute to a healthy economy, while ensuring the growth of our community and adding of eventual succession for our area. We believe this is a winning situation for everyone,” concluded Mr. Roy.

Newcomers to Canada and Immigrants can benefit from all the programs and services offered by the Centre. Any person interested by the Centre’s immigration services, being an immigrant, a newcomer to Canada or anyone else, can contact our new Immigration Coordinator, Mr. Simeh Mohamed Bouh, at 613.446.4189 to discover the terms of our programs and services, but  also the opportunities Prescott-Russell has to offer.

 

About CSEPR

Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is a not-for-profit corporation with 3 offices serving the vast region of Prescott-Russell. Sole organisation dispensing all employment services for the region, it is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Univiersities for the Employment Ontario program, as well as the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Ontario Disability Support Program, and receives funding for the Ontario Works program from the United Counties of Prescott-Russell. The Centre aims to accompany and support all types of clientele who are in search of work or reintegrating the workforce, as well as supporting regional employers with their staffing needs. The Centre offers a complete line of tools and resources for its diverse clientele, including several subsidized programs, and through its mandate largely contributes to the region’s economic development.

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The employment services centre invests $250 000 in Prescott-russell's youth

Hawkesbury, January 23, 2018 - The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) proudly announced that it will invest 250 000 $ over the next 5 years in Prescott-Russell’s youth through its Job Succession Scholarship Program. This new program, developed and implemented by the Centre, will be available in early spring 2018 in all participating schools of Prescott-Russell. Upon writing this text, agreements have been reached with the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien and the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario, and discussions are underway with other local school boards.

The scholarship program will be available from 2018 to 2022 inclusively, and is open to grade 12 students as well as local employers in need of specialized labour. Ten (10) scholarships of $ 5 000 each will be offered annually by the Centre with all participating schools in Prescott-Russell. In summary, the employer in need of specialized labour will inform the CSEPR of his interest to participate in the program, and if retained by the selection committee, his job offer will be presented to students in participating schools so that those interested in a trade or a profession can apply for the position. Once the interview process is completed by the employer, the student chosen for the position will receive confirmation of a guaranteed job with the employer when his postsecondary studies are completed. The Centre will then grant a $ 5 000 scholarship to the student to be paid in 2 instalments as part of the Job Succession Scholarship Program.

« For many years now, Prescott-Russell has been facing the exodus of its youth to large centres, and the lack of skilled labour is now more present than ever in the region,” said André Roy, Executive Director at the Employment Services Centre. “This is basically why the Centre decided to invest in our local youth. The School Boards didn’t hesitate to take part in the project since it will allow our youth to study in a trade or profession they are interested in, and then return to a guaranteed job that was confirmed before they started their postsecondary studies. It’s a winning situation for all. For participating employers, it’s the assurance to have skilled labour in a trade or profession they need. For the student, it’s a guaranteed job, and as an added bonus, they receive a $ 5 000 scholarship that they can use however they want. For Prescott-Russell, it’s the gain of young and skilled labour that will help grow our local economy,” concluded Mr. Roy.

“The Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien is proud to be part of the implementation of the Job Succession Scholarship program and extends its congratulations to the Employment Services Centre for this initiative. Thanks to this innovative collaboration with the French-language school boards, financial support will be available for students who wish to pursue postsecondary studies therefore ensuring a qualified workforce to various local and regional businesses,” said Mr. François Turpin, Director of Education and Secretary.

As for Mrs. Édith Dumont, Director of Education at the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario, she explained that: “At the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l'Ontario, we are very proud to support our students even after they have completed their secondary education. With these scholarships, students will be able to fund their postsecondary studies in order to contribute to the development of a skilled and qualified workforce that meets the needs of Prescott-Russell.”

The Employment Services Centre is currently interested in hearing from employers who would like to register to this scholarship project and submit one or several jobs for evaluation. For further details on the program, they are invited to contact Murielle Huneault Pilon, Job Developer for Prescott at 613.632.0179 or Émilie Avon, Job Developer for Russell at 613.446.4189.

ADDENDUM TO THE PRESS RELEASE DATED JANUARY 23, 2018

An additional School Board is added to the program

It's with great pleasure that the Employment Services Centre confirms that the Upper Canada District School Board is confirmed as participating in the Centre's Job Succession Scholarship Program. With this confirmation, two (2) English schools in Prescott-Russell are added to the existing list of participating schools. 

About CSEPR

Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is a not-for-profit corporation with 3 offices serving the vast region of Prescott-Russell. Sole organisation dispensing all employment services for the region, it is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for the Employment Ontario program, as well as the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Ontario Disability Support Program, and gets funding for the Ontario Works program from the United Counties of Prescott-Russell as well. The Centre aims to accompany and support all types of clienteles in search of work or reintegrating the workforce, as well as supporting regional employers with their staffing needs. The Centre offers a complete line of tools and resources to its different clienteles, including several subsidized programs, and through its vocation, contributes in an important way to the region’s economic development.

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FREE WORKSHOP SERIES AVAILABLE FOR THE PRESCOTT-RUSSELL POPULATION

Hawkesbury, August 24, 2018 – The Employment Services Center (CSEPR) revealed today its new series of fall workshops made available to the population of Prescott-Russell and surrounding areas. This series includes 8 workshops on various topics that will be given in French, in English or even bilingual, from September to November. All themes proposed aim at better informing and preparing participants in regards to different employment aspects.

“This new series of workshops, like previous ones, aims at helping both job seekers and workers continue to move forward on their career path,” said André Roy, Executive Director for the CSEPR. “Our team continually strives to find current and interesting subjects, but also some that are diversified in order to meet with a wider range of client needs. Also, we believe we have managed to once again orchestrate a great series of activities to offer our community. We certainly hope that people will respond positively to this initiative, since the workshops’ aim is to better equip them in their current and future jobs,” concluded Mr. Roy.

List of workshops - Fall 2018

September 25 – Apprenticeship, Work Study Alteration : how it can be accessed

Hawkesbury : 10 AM (bilingual)              Rockland : 2 PM (bilingual)

By : Daniel Jeaurond, Employment & Training Consultant, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

October 16 – Postuler à l’emploi et réussir son entrevue – Face-à-face avec l’employeur

Rockland : 11 AM (French)

Par : Roxanne Rollin, Propriétaire Quad Expert et Stéphanie Simard, Directrice TVC 22

October 23 – Opportunités d’emploi et développement de carrière – Face-à-face avec l’employeur

Hawkesbury : 11 AM (French)

Par : Sophie Beauregard, Directrice service à la clientèle Banque Nationale et Janie Desforges, Superviseure des services administratifs, Résidence Prescott-Russell

November 6 - Build your confidence, believe in your strengths.

Hawkesbury : 10 AM (French)     2 PM (English)

By : Lynda Tessier, Employment Counsellor CSEPR

November 8 - Build your confidence, believe in your strengths.

Rockland : 10 AM (French)         2 PM (English)

By : Lynda Tessier, Employment Counsellor CSEPR

For more information, one can refer to individual data sheets available for each workshop on the Centre’s website in the calendar of activities section. All workshops are free, and registration is mandatory since space is limited. Registration can be made directly online (csepr.ca), by calling 1.800.668.5950 or 613.446.4189 or in person at the Centre.

 

About CSEPR

Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is a not-for-profit corporation with 3 offices serving the vast region of Prescott-Russell. Sole organisation dispensing all employment services for the region, it is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Univiersities for the Employment Ontario program, as well as the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Ontario Disability Support Program, and receives funding for the Ontario Works program from the United Counties of Prescott-Russell. The Centre aims to accompany and support all types of clientele who are in search of work or reintegrating the workforce, as well as supporting regional employers with their staffing needs. The Centre offers a complete line of tools and resources for its diverse clientele, including several subsidized programs, and through its mandate largely contributes to the region’s economic development.

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Carole Muise                                                   
Communications Agent                                                                                               
613-632-0179, ext. 237                                  
                                          

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THE CSEPR JOB FAIR BACK IN MARCH 2018

Hawkesbury, January 9, 2018– The Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) proudly announced today that its Job Fair will be back next March in Prescott-Russell. The 7th edition of the Job Fair will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at École secondaire catholique régionale de Hawkesbury (ÉSCRH) in Hawkesbury and March 24, 2018, at the River Rock Inn in Rockland. The 2018 Edition is made possible in part through the contributions of the following partners: United Counties of Prescott and Russell, Eastern Ontario Training Board, Compagnie d’Édition André Paquette Inc., the Hawkesbury Industrial and Investment Association, the Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation, Rouge FM 94.9, Énergie 104.1 and the cities of Hawkesbury, Clarence-Rockland and East-Hawkesbury.

“It’s amazing to think that we are now at our 7th year at organizing the job fair. And it’s with the same enthusiasm that the Centre’s team works at organizing it,” said André Roy, Executive Director for the Employment Services Centre. “As in past years, a minimum of 25 employers will be present in each location. Although the minimum number of employers has already been reached, some spaces remain available for those who would like to participate in the event. In order to signify their interest, employers need to quickly contact our Job Developers who will guide them towards registering. For job seekers, our professional employment counsellors offer them free job fair preparation workshops again this year, to be held two weeks prior to the event. These workshops will be given both in French and in English, and aim at supplying job seekers with tools to help them stand out from the crowd during the event, and thus, optimize their chances at getting an interview and a job. Furthermore, and as to better meet the needs of our clients, the schedule for the event has been modified. The job fair will be held from 9 AM to 2 PM at indicated dates,” concluded Mr. Roy.

Again this year, a section of our website will be dedicated to the fair and will be activated at the beginning of February 2018. This launch will also mark the beginning of the vast promotional campaign surrounding the event which also offers incredible visibility to participating employers. For job seekers, the website is a source of information to discover which employers will be present in each location, but also to know what jobs they will have available at the fair. The website will also offer several tips and tricks to better prepare for the event. For employers, they will find information to help them prepare for their participation at the fair. The website is an incredible source of information and should be visited regularly to get all the details pertaining to the fair. The website address to remember is : csepr.ca/foire-emploi.

Employers interested in taking part in the event should contact the Centre’s Job Developers to book their space as soon as possible. To do so, they should call Murielle Huneault Pilon, Job Developer for the Prescott area at 613.632.0179 or for the Russell area, Émilie Avon, Job Developer at 613.446.4189.

About CSEPR

Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is a not-for-profit corporation with 3 offices serving the vast region of Prescott-Russell. Sole organisation dispensing all employment services for the region, it is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for the Employment Ontario program, as well as the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Ontario Disability Support Program, and gets funding for the Ontario Works program from the United Counties of Prescott-Russell as well. The Centre aims to accompany and support all types of clienteles in search of work or reintegrating the workforce, as well as supporting regional employers with their staffing needs. The Centre offers a complete line of tools and resources to its different clienteles, including several subsidized programs, and through its vocation, contributes in an important way to the region’s economic development.

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Carole Muise                                                   
Communications Agent                                                                                               
613-632-0179, ext. 237                                  
                                          

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