Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education has the following branches and divisions:
Corporate Policy and Services Branch
Planning, Research & Accountability
Provide evidence-based decision-support for the department and its stakeholders through strategic and ongoing research and analysis, information-sharing, program evaluation, intergovernmental relations, stakeholder engagement and accountability and monitoring measures.
Policy and Planning
Provides policy planning and development for the department
Provides administrative support for the department
Higher Education Branch
Post-Secondary Disability Services (PSDS)
Through the Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD), provides a range of programs, goods and services to support students with disabilities in post-secondary education.
Private Career Colleges
Works with Private Career Colleges to ensure that Nova Scotians have access to training opportunities that respond to labour market needs and lead to employment.
The Student Assistance division provides an opportunity for all qualified students in Nova Scotia to pursue post-secondary education.
Universities & Colleges
Develops and manages funding agreements between the province and the public post-secondary institutions, analyzes reports and publications, conducts Nova Scotia based higher education research, represents the province at a regional and national level.
Labour Services Branch
Conciliation and Labour Tribunals
Provides services to licensing and regulating agencies
Promotes employment standards, and fair processes for wage compensation
Protects the interests of private and municipal pension plan members
Workers' Advisers Program
Provides assistance to injured workers denied benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act
Occupational Health and Safety
Promoting safe and healthy workplaces/work practices
Provides fire safety in buildings and for safe storage of flammable and combustible materials
Promotes protection of property, and safe facilities and equipment
Skills and Learning Branch
The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) offers programs for adult Nova Scotians who want to improve their literacy skills.