Student Summer Skills Incentive (SKILL)

The Student Summer Skills Incentive (SKILL) offers wage assistance to non-profit organizations that provide quality, career-related summer jobs to students going into university or community college in the fall.

Applications are open once a year, in January, through the LaMPSS online information system. 

A catalogue of summer jobs and employers being supported by the Student Summer Skills Incentive is available here.

If you're already registered in LaMPSS, you're all set for the next application period.  If you haven't yet registered and you think you might want to apply to the Summer Skills program (or the Co-op Education Incentive, or Graduate to Opportunity or any of our other employment support programs), why don't you register now

You only have to register in LaMPSS once, but you do need an account in order to apply for these programs. 


Non-profit organizations and Registered Charities are eligible to apply.

Applicants are required to provide one of the following:

  • An active Society's Act number
  • Canada Revenue Agency's Registered Charity number
  • Official documentation. This document must clearly demonstrate the organization's assets would not be distributed to members upon dissolution.

Once approved, the student(s) considered for hiring must be:

  • registered at a post-secondary institution and returning to the same institution for the Fall of the current year.
  • registered at a post-secondary institution and transferring to another in the Fall of the current year.
  • A grade 12 graduate who will be attending a post-secondary institution full-time in the Fall of the current year.

Contact Information

Labour and Advanced Education
PO Box 578
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2S9

Phone: 902 424-6000
Fax: 902 428-2037