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Pilot Project Branch [textual record]. 

Series consists of

Date(s)

1958-1974

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

11.0 m of textual records

Scope and content

Series consists of records created and/or maintained by the Pilot Projects Branch. The series includes central registry files and various records related to the Saskatchewan NewStart Corporation.

Textual records
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Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Biography / Administrative history

The Pilot Projects Branch was created within the Department of Labour in 1965. In 1966, the Branch was transferred to the Department of Manpower and Immigration. Its major responsibility was to discover the economic, social and other obstacles to the training and retraining of adults and to develop effective means to surmount them. In co-operation with the provinces, the Pilot Projects Branch was to set up NewStart corporations (one per province) in areas where unemployment was high. Successful methods and techniques of training, retraining and job counseling worked out by these corporations were to be implemented as programs by other responsible agencies. The NewStart corporations were to be experimental in their approach. They were to be in effect "pilot projects".

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.

Accruals
No further accruals are expected.

Related materials
Early records of the Pilot Projects Branch are found in the Department of Labour fonds (RG27-T-1, R224-121-5, Volumes 1949-1960).

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