SkillsonlineNS offers thousands of FREE online business training courses on important workplace topic such as:

  • Leadership Essentials
  • Working with Difficult People
  • Business Essentials – Communication
  • Business Essentials – Workplace Conflict
  • The One Journey Initiative provides support for unemployed and underemployed Nova Scotians.
  • Essential skills and customized training are a part of every project.
  • The initiative is designed to address labour shortages in partnership between LAE, industry and the community.
  • The Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI) supplements employer contributions to train full-time staff who are permanently located in Nova Scotia. The goal is to improve productivity and profitability, increase innovation, adapt to new technology, machinery and equipment, or work processes, increase inter-provincial and international competitiveness and foster workplace diversity.
  • If you are a small business in Nova Scotia with less than 50 employees, you may be eligible for up to 100% of your training costs to be covered up to $10,000. For larger businesses, WIPSI provides up to 50% of direct training costs.
  • All organizations that apply for (WIPSI) 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 (WIPSI) through the LaMPSS online platform.
  • The Workplace Education Initiative Program promotes learning at work and supports the development of a skilled, adaptable and competitive workforce by increasing workplace essential skills.
  • Provides education and training on a broad range of topics from Literacy and Essential Skills to Communication, Leadership and Academic upgrading.
  • A workplace must participate in an Organizational Needs Assessment (ONA). The ONA process involves consultation with employees who represent all levels of your organization.
  • Classes are small with seven to twelve participants and delivery is based on adult education principals.
  • Programs can range between 34-120 hours, delivered in 2, 3 or 4-hour sessions, continuing over several weeks or months.
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