Employment Interventions and Work Activity Centres


Employment Interventions are specialized employment programs that assist Nova Scotians who require more in-depth, longer-term supports and services than those offered through employment services centres. Interventions, while weaving in employment and/or job search services, also offer a wide array of other wrap-around supports to help people move toward employment.


Work Activity Centres are designed to assist all Nova Scotians who have a barriers to employment, the WACs provide programming and support to allow people to become integrated into employment and society. Participants are referred by government agencies, such as the Department of Community Services (DCS), community groups, and service providers for a determination of eligibility of programming and support.





Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia
2120-6960 Mumford Rd., Halifax, NS, B3L 4P1
P: 902-423-3607
F: 902- 423-3154

ISANS offers specialized employment supports to unemployed immigrant Nova Scotians in Halifax and surrounding areas.


Phoenix Learning and Employment Center
6169 Quinpool Road Suite, 220 Halifax, NS B3L 4P8
P: 902-431-9677
F: 902-431-9682

Phoenix offers specialized employment supports to Youth within Halifax and surrounding areas who are experiencing significant barriers to employment.


Lakecity Employment Services
386 Windmill Rd., Dartmouth, NS, B3A 1J5
P: 902- 465-5000
F: 902- 465-2494

Lakecity offers specialized employment supports to unemployed Nova Scotians living with a mental illness, in Halifax and surrounding areas.


Women Unlimited
PO Box 38, Hubbards, NS, B0J 1T0
P: 902- 857-1061
F: 902- 857-1001

The Women Unlimited Association offers specialized employment supports to unemployed women in the Halifax region and focuses on women in trades and technology.


3845 Joseph Howe Drive Suite 201, Halifax, NS B3L 4H9
Phone- 902-429-5878

Provides workshops to unemployed Nova Scotians with disabilities.



Work Activity Centres:

Northern Region

80 Glenwood Dr.,
Truro, NS, B2N 1P3
P: (902) 843-4290
F: (902) 843-4294


Cape Breton

Employment Development Centre (WAC)
70 Reeves St.,
Sydney, NS, B1P 3C5
P: 902-562-1803
F: 902-564-5485



South Shore/Valley

11 Opportunity Lane
Coldbrook, NS
B4R 0A5
P: 902-679-2755 (Toll Free1-866-609-9675)
F: 902-678-0079

South Shore Work Activity Program
23 Collicutt Road, Box 187
Chester, NS B0J 1J0
P: 902.275.5585
F: 902.275.2249



Halifax Regional Municipality

Options Work Activity (HRDA Enterprises)
5009-7071 Bayers Rd.,
Halifax, NS, B3L 2C2
P: 902 453 2982
F: 902- 454-6231

Solutions Learning Centre (Dartmouth Work Activity Society)
15 Poseidon Court,
Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 4T9
P: 902-468-1320
F: 902 468-7633