Grow your business
Get help hiring and training your staff so you can grow your business.
Incentives for hiring employees
Funding to help you hire an apprentice from a diverse group or in a rural area.
Co-op Education Incentive (CO-OP)
Wage assistance when you hire university or community college co-op students for career-related work terms.
Energy Training Program
A wage subsidy to help you hire post-secondary students or grads for a summer work experience in the energy sector.
Graduate to Opportunity (GTO)
A 2-year salary incentive that reduces the cost of hiring recent post-secondary graduates for full-time, permanent jobs.
Innovate to Opportunity (ITO)
A salary incentive that helps you hire recent master’s and PhD graduates for jobs focused on research, innovation and exports.
Job Creation Partnership
A funding incentive to help you hire unemployed Nova Scotians for community projects that will help them achieve their full-time employment goals.
Student Summer Skill Incentive (SKILL)
A wage subsidy to reduce the cost of hiring post-secondary students for quality summer jobs if you work for a non-profit or registered charity.
An incentive to help you hire unemployed Nova Scotians.
Help finding employees
Nova Scotia Works Employment Service Centres
A range of services, including in-person support, to help you recruit, retain and strengthen talented employees.
Industry sector councils
Sector-specific resources and expertise to help you attract, retain and train employees.
An online service where you can post your jobs and look for matches with skilled job-seekers.
One Journey Work and Learn
Help recruiting, custom-training and hiring groups of unemployed or underemployed Nova Scotians when there’s a labour shortage in your industry.
Training resources and support
Inspired to Hire
Online tips and tools to help you reach, recruit, hire and retain younger workers.
Free access to hundreds of online training courses on work-related topics. You can set up a free private learning network to assign training to staff and monitor their progress.
Workplace Education Initiative
Help to plan education programs for your teams, secure funding to hire instructors and support while the training is taking place.
Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI)
Funding to help train your employees to improve the productivity and competitiveness of your business.