The Department

The Department : NS Labour and Advanced Education

The department of Labour and Advanced Education is responsible for delivering effective and efficient regulatory management for the protection of the health and safety of Nova Scotians. We have a staff of more than 500 employees working from offices throughout Nova Scotia.

Many of the department's resources support inspections and monitoring activities. The items we are responsible for include workplace safety, fire safety, pensions, apprenticeship, adult education, and many other facets of everyday life. You can browse through a list of topics on our home page or view a list of branches and divisions of the department.

The department has responsibility for several agencies, boards, and commissions including the Labour Relations Board, the Labour Standards Tribunal, the apprenticeship board and the Workers' Compensation Board. A full list of our responsibilities is available on our Agencies, Board, and Commissions page.

To learn about our most recent activities, read our news releases.