• The Start Program encourages employers to hire Nova Scotians requiring work experience.
  • Financial incentives will be provided to employers with a labour need willing to support ready-to-work Nova Scotians.
  • Has a focus on small to medium-sized enterprises and not-for-profit organizations with an identified vacancy or need are eligible for support.
  • All organizations that apply for START must first register as a LaMPSS organization (Labour Market Programs Support System). This is a one-time registration process that allows you to create an account and apply for the START program through the LaMPSS online platform.
  • The Co-operative Education Incentive provides wage assistance to organizations that offer career-related work experiences for university and college co-operative students.
  • Employers will pay the student at least $15 per hour, plus vacation pay, for 32.5 to 40 hours of work per week.
  • Students must be enrolled in a Nova Scotia university or college that has a co-operative education program.
  • All organizations that apply for CEI must first register as a LaMPSS organization (Labour Market Programs Support System). This is a one-time registration process that allows you to create an account and apply for the CEI program through the LaMPSS online platform.
  • The available programs offer businesses start-up funding for equipment, to hire employees and develop markets. It provides information on some of the many private and public programs, services and funds that are available in Nova Scotia.
  • The Canada Summer Jobs Program is committed to providing quality work experience for young people between the ages of 15-30.
  • The core focus of the program is to help young people gain new work skills, experience and abilities to help enter the labour workforce.
  • Provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public-sector and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees.
  • The Atlantic Immigration Pilot helps employers hire qualified candidates for jobs you haven’t been able to fill locally. These candidates can be overseas or living in Canada temporarily. (The pilot has 3 programs for hiring candidates).
  • Each program has requirements that you and the candidate must meet. Before you make a job offer, you must be designated by the provincial government of Nova Scotia.
  • Once you make a job offer, you and the candidate will work through several steps. If you and the candidate meet all the requirements, the candidate gets permanent resident status in Canada.
  • The Graduate to Opportunity Program is helping to build a stronger workforce and retain young people in Nova Scotia with a salary incentive that makes it easier to hire recent graduates.
  • To qualify for the program, you must be a small business with less than 100 employees.
  • The position must be new, permanent, full-time and pay at least $30,000 a year.
  • Graduates who are eligible to be hired through the program must meet the following criteria:an individual who has successfully completed a post-secondary program within one year of the date the employer application is submitted. (Please see canlearn.ca for a list of the post-secondary institutions this program recognizes.)
  • All organizations that apply for GTO must first register as a LaMPSS organization (Labour Market Programs Support System). This is a one-time registration process that allows you to create an account and apply for the GTO program through the LaMPSS online platform.
  • The GradWorks: Employer Incentive Program matches smalltomedium-sized businesses across Nova Scotia with skilled and talented NSCC graduates from three eligible programs.
  • To participate in this program, a graduate must have completed an eligible NSCC program within the last three years.
  • GradWorks is available to graduates from the following programs: Human Resource Management (Advanced Diploma), Industrial Engineering Technology (Diploma) and Occupational Health & Safety (Certificate).
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