START is available to businesses, not for profit organizations and social enterprises that have business locations and jobs in Nova Scotia. The START program focuses on small to medium sized enterprises and encourages employers to hire eligible Nova Scotians requiring work experience or apprenticeship support.
Learn more about the START program and how to apply at www.gov.ns.ca/employmentnovascotia/programs/start.asp
Apprenticeship Training and Trade Certification
Apprenticeship is a form of post-secondary education, covering over 60
trades, for both young and mature individuals who want to be certified to work
in a skilled trade. Trade experts (certified journeypersons) who hire
apprentices and provide them with further training are eligible for the Apprenticeship
Job Creation Tax Credit.
more about the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit
Student Employment Programs - Strategic Cooperative Education Incentive
The objective of the Strategic Cooperative
Education Incentive is to help high value businesses and organizations recruit
and retain university and community college students for work placements by
offering a quality work experience as part of university or community college
co-op program. Approved projects will receive $7.50 per hour (50% of the
required minimum hourly wage of $15.00 per hour) to a maximum of 40 hours per
more about the Strategic Cooperative Education Incentive
Student Employment Programs - Student Career Skills Development Program
The Student Career Skills Development
Program is available to qualified not-for-profit organizations in Nova Scotia
that hire students who will be attending or are returning to a post-secondary
institution in the fall. Positions paying $10.50 per hour or more will be
considered, with up to $8.50 per eligible hour worked being reimbursed.
more about the Student Career Skills Development Program
Energy Training Program for Students
Energy Training Program encourages private-sector employers to hire
Nova Scotian post-secondary students for career-related work terms in
all sectors of the energy industry. The program offers employers an
opportunity to gain access to students and recent graduates from Nova
Scotia universities and community college campuses.
A wage subsidy
is available to small- to medium-sized Nova Scotia companies involved in
the energy sector. Eligible companies may receive a 50% wage incentive
toward student salaries.
more about the Energy Training Program for Students