News releases from Labour and Advanced Education (Page 1)

More Opportunities for Apprentices Through Government Construction Projects

Labour and Advanced Education

Government is encouraging more businesses to hire apprentices in Nova Scotia through an expanded procurement program.

More Youth Choose Nova Scotia

Finance and Treasury Board / Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotia has had three years of positive growth in youth population after more than three decades of a trend that saw more youth leaving than coming to the province.

Families Celebrate Literacy

Labour and Advanced Education

The importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family are being celebrated on Nova Scotia’s 20th anniversary of Family Literacy Day.

Le ministre accepte les recommandations concernant l’augmentation du salaire minimum

Labour and Advanced Education

Le salaire minimum en Nouvelle-Écosse augmentera le 1er avril prochain pour passer à 11,55 $.

Minister Accepts Minimum Wage Increase Recommendations

Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotia’s minimum wage rate will rise to $11.55 on April 1.

Canada’s First Emergency Department MRI

Labour and Advanced Education / Health and Wellness

Medical teams and patients at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax will soon have faster access to critical information needed for diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries.

Government Increases Funding for Two Universities

Labour and Advanced Education

Government is increasing its annual operating grant to two Nova Scotia universities.

Employment Program Offers Support for Former ServiCom Employees

Labour and Advanced Education

Former ServiCom employees in Sydney can access a six-week training program to support their job search and build skills while they look for work.

Support for Families and Victims of Domestic Violence

Labour and Advanced Education

Government is making changes to support Nova Scotia parents and their families and victims of domestic violence.

Research Nova Scotia Inaugural Board Appointed

Labour and Advanced Education

Today, Dec. 4, the Research Nova Scotia Act was proclaimed, its regulations enacted, and the 12 members of the inaugural board appointed.

Début de la saison du homard dans le sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Labour and Advanced Education

On rappelle aux pêcheurs de homard du sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse de faire preuve de prudence pendant leur saison de pêche cette année.

Lobster Season Begins in Southwestern Nova Scotia

Labour and Advanced Education

Lobster fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia are reminded to make safety a priority during this year’s fishing season.

Mi’kmaw Early Childhood Educators to Receive More Training Opportunities

Labour and Advanced Education / Education and Early Childhood Development

A new pilot program, announced today, Nov. 19, will give Mi’kmaw early childhood educators more training opportunities.

Changes to Legislation Strengthen Apprenticeship System, Make Workplaces Safer

Labour and Advanced Education

Amendments to the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act, proclaimed on Oct. 18, make for a stronger trades system in the province.

Improved Access to PTSD Benefits Begin Next Week

Labour and Advanced Education / Workers' Compensation Board

Beginning Oct. 26, it will be easier for frontline and emergency response workers with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) to access workers’ compensation benefits.

Funding Supports Arts and Culture at Cape Breton University

Labour and Advanced Education

The province will provide additional funding to support two important arts and culture centres at Cape Breton University (CBU).

More Leave Time for Nova Scotia Employees and their Families

Labour and Advanced Education

Government is making changes to the Labour Standards Code to provide employees with more time to support and care for their families.

Halifax Resident Earns National Literacy Award

Labour and Advanced Education

This year’s recipient of the Nova Scotia Council of the Federation Literacy Award is a graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), receiving her high school diploma for adults in 2017.

Celebrating Labour Day

Labour and Advanced Education

As Labour Day approaches, I want to take this opportunity to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of hard-working Nova Scotians across the province.

Favoriser une culture de la sécurité auprès des jeunes travailleurs

Labour and Advanced Education

L’année scolaire tire à sa fin et de plus en plus de jeunes gens feront leur entrée dans de nouveaux lieux de travail : c’est pourquoi le ministère du Travail et de l’Éducation postsecondaire et la Commission d’indemnisation des accidentés du travail de la Nouvelle-Écosse (WCB NS) exhortent les travailleurs et les employeurs à faire de la sécurité en milieu de travail une priorité.