Workers' Advisers Program

Workers' Advisers Program : NS Labour and Advanced Education, Workers´ Advisers Program

Who We Are

The Workers' Advisers Program is a legal clinic that is funded by the provincial government offering services to injured workers. 

Our purpose is to provide legal assistance when an injured worker has been denied Workers' Compensation Board benefits.  In order to assist you to file an appeal, we have provided the following links:

If you have a decision from the Workers' Compensation Board, other than a Hearing Officer decision (WCB);

If you have a decision from the Workers Compensation Board Hearing Officer, (WCAT);

If you have a decision from the Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal (COA);

If you have general questions, please call the Workers' Stakeholder Counselor, Jessie Parkinson at 902-455-5455 or 1-877-220-2722


Our advisers and support staff are dedicated to providing injured workers with the best legal advice, assistance and representation available in the area of Workers' Compensation law.

Not every injured worker is eligible for our Program. If you contact us, our Intake Clerk will begin the process we use to decide if you are eligible for free legal services. It takes only a phone call.

Legal assistance is provided at no cost to you. Your appointed workers' adviser is paid by the provincial government.

What We Do

If you are eligible for services, you will become a client of the program.

As your Advisers, we will:

  • review your file from the Workers' Compensation Board
  • talk to you about your file
  • keep in touch
  • answer questions and explain the process as it applies to you

In addition, we may:

  • get more evidence, if necessary
  • represent you at all levels of your Workers' Compensation appeal

For More Information

Legal Services For Injured Workers (3.2MB PDF)

As a Workers' Compensation claimant, you may represent yourself through the appeal process.

To see if you are eligible for our services, contact us at:

Halifax Office:

Telephone (Voice and TDD): 424-5050
Toll Free in NS: 1-800-774-4712
Fax: (902) 424-0530

Halifax Staff Listing

Workers' Advisers Program
5640 Spring Garden Road, Suite 309
P.O. Box 1063
Halifax, NS B3J 3M7

Sydney Office:

Telephone: (902) 563-2302
Toll Free in Nova Scotia: 1-800-774-4712
Fax: (902) 563-2298

Sydney Staff Listing

Workers' Advisers Program
1030 Upper Prince Street, Suite 5
Sydney, NS B1P 5P6