Contact Information
Office Phone 506-726-2639
Fax 506-726-2728
Primary Contact Serge LeBouthillier, TESS Coordinator, Postsecondary Education Training and Labour; Phone: 506-726-2067; Fax: 506-726-2728; Email:
Alternate Contact Cynthia Haché, Administrative Support, Postsecondary Education, Training, and Labour; Phone: 506-726-2711; Fax: 506-726-2728
Mailing Address PO Box 5644 
Place Bellevue 
Caraquet, NB E1W 1B7
Description & Services
Cross Reference Acadian Peninsula Region ; TESS
Description of service(s) Provided as part of the Employment Services Program, Training and Employment Support Services (TESS) is directed towards individuals with disabilities. The purpose of these services is to offer training and employment support options to persons with permanent or long-term disabilities who need to develop marketable skills in order to assist them to enter the labour force. These services are provided in full collaboration with the person with a disability in accordance with his/her needs and capabilities.  
By its nature, the process is time-limited in that provision of goods and services is aimed at attaining self-sufficiency. Therefore, TESS is limited to the concept of enabling persons with disabilities to either obtain employment or resume employment when it has been interrupted. The intent is designed to reduce or remove, to the fullest extent possible, the effects of a disability, which limits a person's potential to achieve a job. 
It is not the intention of TESS to support training activities for individuals who already have marketable skills to enter the labour force, nor is it the intention of TESS to place persons with disabilities in a preferred position to that of the nondisabled. Rather, the purpose is to lessen the barriers a person with disabilities faces so that he/she may be as competitive as the non-disabled population when competing for employment. It should be noted that any individual with a disability, whether or not they are receiving income support benefits, could be eligible for services under TESS.
Areas Served Acadian Peninsula ; Caraquet - Péninsule Acadienne ; Shippagan ; Tracadie ; Acadian Peninsula: Caraquet, Shippagan, Tracadie
Application The person must have an active employment action plan. 
The employment action plan must: 
· Have been developed with a PETL Employment Counselor or a Referral Agent recognized by PETL prior to the start of the training or employment; 
· Have an attainable goal with identified interventions; 
· Identify the person’s ability. 
The person must be able to legally work in Canada and be at least 16 years of age. 
The person must be a resident of New Brunswick5 or a resident of a First Nation Community in New Brunswick. 
The person must be: 
· A high school graduate; or 
· A high school student during part time or summer employment if supports requested are directly related to employment; or 
· Be enrolled into an adult learning program. 
The person must have a documented permanent disability 
The impact of the disability must be of such a degree that it restricts the person’s ability to participate in training and/or employment on an equal basis with others. 
The person must have accessed all other sources of funding prior to requesting funds from TESS. These include but are not limited to: 
· Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for students with permanent disabilities; 
· CPP- Disability; 
· WorkSafeNB; 
· Disability Insurance; 
· Insurance Settlement; 
· Private Insurance Companies; 
· Employer contributions; 
· Training and Skills Development Program (PETL); 
· Disability Support Program (SD); 
· Vehicle Retrofit Program (DTI); 
· Etc. 
A person who has accessed TESS support funding in the past may access funding again when the request is part of an active employment action plan.
Languages English ; French
Location information
Located In Community Acadian Peninsula
Address & Map
Place Bellevue
20E St Pierre Blvd W
Caraquet, NB E1W 1B7
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Accessibility Fully Accessible ; ***Note that accessibility is self-reported. Please contact the organization before arrival***
Other Details
Service Level (30) Provincial Government
Service Categories Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs

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