Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

December 04, 2014 15:00 ET

Harper Government Fulfils Commitment of Creating 550 Jobs at Public Service Pay Centre

MIRAMICHI, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Dec. 4, 2014) - Public Works and Government Services Canada

Today, Tilly O'Neill Gordon, Member of Parliament for Miramichi, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, announced that the Government of Canada has reached an important milestone in the Transformation of Pay Administration Initiative. The Public Service Pay Centre welcomed the final wave of 207 new employees, reaching its full staff complement of 550 employees. This milestone fulfills the commitment made by the Prime Minister in August 2010 to create 550 jobs in Miramichi by 2015 with the establishment of the federal pay centre.

Mrs. O'Neill Gordon also announced an important partnership with Nova Scotia Community College, Eastern College, New Brunswick Community College and the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick. Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) will supply the entire course content and material for the instruction of pay and pension training. The partnership will provide a readily available workforce that responds to hiring needs. Graduates will have a unique advantage when seeking employment, as they will have specific training for in-demand jobs in New Brunswick.

Quick Facts

  • The pay and pension training will be available in September 2015.
  • Students will benefit from Federal Student Work Experience Program or Co-operative Education and Internship Program opportunities at the Public Service Pay Centre and the Government of Canada Pension Centre.
  • The Public Service Pay Centre is delivering services to 57 departments and agencies.
  • A tendering process is underway for the construction of the permanent Public Service Pay Centre building, which will be located at 24 Church Street in the heart of Miramichi.
  • The Transformation of Pay Administration Initiative will generate approximately $78 million in annual savings starting in 2016-2017.

Quotes

"Now that we've delivered on our Government's commitment to creating 550 jobs at the Public Service Pay Centre here in Miramichi, we're making it easier for business administration graduates who are seeking employment at the Public Service Pay Centre or the Government of Canada Pension Centre in Shediac. This partnership will ensure college students get the training they require to obtain jobs in high demand."

Tilly O'Neill Gordon - Member of Parliament for Miramichi

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Public Service Pay Centre

Eastern College

New Brunswick Community College

Nova Scotia Community College

Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick

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Contact Information

  • Marcel Poulin
    Office of the Honourable Diane Finley
    819-997-5421

    Media Relations
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    819-956-2315