RPL & Labour Mobility - Funding Opportunities


Funding Support for International Qualification Recognition and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The program aims to build IQR and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) capacity in NS.

The Funding Program for International Qualification Recognition –  IQR -- supports organizations in Nova Scotia to allow them to develop tools, programs, and services that help skilled immigrants find work in this province in their chosen field. Funding is available to  regulatory bodies, agencies that work with immigrants, multi-stakeholder groups, and other stakeholders. The goal of the program is to strengthen the ability of organizations in Nova Scotia to use IQR and to recognize prior learning.

The goal of the Recognition of Prior Learning Funding Program is to build capacity in Nova Scotia by assisting non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, immigrant serving agencies and other stakeholders to develop tools, programs and services that facilitate the assessment and recognition of what learners/workers already know and can do, to support entry and advancement in educational pursuits and/or the Nova Scotia labour force.


Funding Requests

Request for IQR and RPL Proposals 2020-2021 is now open.


Program Guidelines and Application Attachments

Before applying for funding, please fully review the applicable guidelines for either RPL or IQR (see below). This documents explain the application process in detail.

RPL Guidelines

IQR Guidelines

The Guidelines and Workbook  walk you through the application process step by step. In addition, they outline how to use the LaMPSS, Labour Market Programs Support System, document listed below.


To apply for the RPL Funding Programs, go to the LaMPSS login page

To login, organizations must first register with LaMPSS. Email for the forms you need to apply.

For any technical questions or issues related to LaMPSS, please contact LaMPSS Support by email at or by phone, toll free at 1-877-404-7074 or in metro Halifax at 902-424-1075.

If you have any questions about the IQR funding program, please contact:

Labour Mobility Coordinator

If you have any questions about the RPL funding program, please contact:

RPL Coordinator


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