Newcomer Employment Services for Adults

To register for Newcomer Employment Services for Adults, complete and submit the MCAF Intake FormTo learn more about our services, email us.

Newcomer Employment Services for Adults (NESA) offers a variety of services to enhance understanding of the Canadian labour market work culture. Employment Coaches assist newcomers, pre-arrival and post-arrival, to successfully apply their skills in the Canadian work force.

Offer training, tools and strategies including:

  • Resume building strategies
  • Interview skills and networking
  • Career information and recruitment sessions
  • Occupation specific bridging programs
  • Skills enhancement training including:
    • First Aid and CPR
    • Food Safety Certification
    • Workplace Essential Skills Training (WES)
    • Portfolio Development (PLAR)
    • Cultural Competency Training (CCT)

The MCAF Newcomer Computer Lab (NCLC) offers free access to computers for job search and resume preparation.

This program promotes the fair and accurate recognition of qualification and skills of immigrants by regulatory organizations and employers.

To meet with someone who can help you navigate the process of having your credentials assessed, please contact our FCR Specialist at

You will be connected with a mentor from your desired profession. Mentors provide professional advice, networking and support.

AICLF is a community-based micro-loan program that assists internationally trained immigrants throughout Atlantic Canada in overcoming those financial barriers to becoming licensed to practice and/or entering the workforce in their field or a related field. To learn more, download the brochure: Atlantic Immigrant Career Loan Fund

For more info, contact us at to set up a meeting with an Employment Coach. If you live outside the Fredericton region and would like to know how to access this program visit or send an email to

The Federal Internship for Newcomers Program (FIN) offers eligible newcomers a chance to gain valuable temporary work experience and training opportunities with Canadian federal, provincial and municipal organizations. CLICK HERE  to know more about the eligibility requirements and categories available in Fredericton.

If you are interested in FIN, please contact us at

This 6-month full-time bridging program is designed to support immigrants aged 30 and above with gaps in their formal education.

The primary goal of this program is to help these participants explore their career options and gain local work experience.

In this program Skills Launch participants will: 

  • Learn about various occupations and Canadian workplace culture; 
  • evaluate career goals and gain new skills;
  • complete health and safety training, including First Aid and CPR;
  • complete Workplace Essential Skills (WES) and English Second Language training; and
  • complete a 16-week, paid work placement

To see if you qualify for this program contact the Skills Launch coordinator at MCAF:

To watch a video about the Skills Launch Program, click here.