In keeping with the spirit of openness and accountability, NS Labour and Advanced Education is committed to providing ease of access to anyone requesting information of the department. The department provides a coordinated approach allowing for various ways in which individuals may request access to records in the custody and control of the department and its agencies, boards, commissions, and tribunals.
Access to different types of records may be requested through the following processes:
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act provides access to most records under the control of the provincial government, while protecting the privacy of individuals who do not want their personal information made public. The Act strives for balance between an individual’s right to know and an individual’s right to privacy.
This policy is designed to provide persons with an opportunity to obtain certain categories of records without having to submit a formal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPOP) application.
The department periodically and proactively releases information or records via the Internet, community booths, training sessions, etc. To access publically available information you may contact the relevant departmental Division.