Government of New Brunswick & the Canadian Career Development Foundation

Real World Labour Market Challenges

Bringing student ideas and solutions to labour market challenges

Is Your Classroom Up for the Challenge?

The Real World Labour Market Challenge is a student centred workshop series, focused on project-based learning strategies, that aligns with the New Brunswick Global Competencies, and Career Education Framework outcomes.

The Challenge

Every year, New Brunswick youth leave the province to work elsewhere. What could encourage them to choose to build their career in the province?

  • Workshops and Resources

    Fully developed workshops, worksheets, resources and videos to deliver in any classroom during the semester

  • Support

    Virtual support and Q&A opportunities for participating classrooms between February and May 2024

  • Virtual Event

    A final virtual event in May where select student solutions are shared live with government employees

  • Collaboration

    Hosted by a career development professional with educators facilitating, learning alongside their students


Register today for early access to the Workshops once available, and to connect with the project manager. Registration will keep you updated on changes, new videos or resources, and more information about the final virtual event!

Final Event Scheduled for May 15th

Students and classrooms are invited to watch a live virtual event where select classes pitch the solution they developed to employees at the Government of New Brunswick. While not all projects will be invited to pitch live, all students who participated in the workshops are invited to the live event!

Mark your calendars, for May 15th! There is lots of time to complete the workshops in class, and submit the best solutions and presentations to be pitched live!

Workshops and Resources

The Real World Labour Market Challenge is a collaborative project

Workshops and workshop resources are available for you to deliver in your classroom. Each workshop has associated resources for you to download, print. Extension activities are available if students want to explore beyond the workshop, or if time permits.

Workshop Series Overview

Real World Challenges

Workshop 3

Develop a Solution

Workshop 1

Choose New Brunswick?

Workshop 4

Pitch and Present

Workshop 2

Investigating Opportunities


Wrapping Up the Challenge


The Real World Labour Market Challenge is a collaborative project

Created as a response to a growing need for career education integrated throughout the curriculum. The Real World Labour Market Challenges allow students to see themselves outside of the classroom, to understand their role in the labour market, and use information that directly affects their communities, and their careers.


This project has been developed and is maintained jointly by the Government of New Brunswick's Departments of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD), the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Labour (PETL), and the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF).