News releases from Labour and Advanced Education (Page 1)

Geographic Innovation Centre Opens at NSCC Annapolis Valley Campus

Premier's Office / Labour and Advanced Education

Premier Iain Rankin joined Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) President Don Bureaux today, July 6, to unveil the $9 million addition of a Residence and Innovation Centre at the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) in the Annapolis Valley.

New Information Technology Innovation Centre Will Prepare Grads for In-Demand Jobs

Labour and Advanced Education

Premier Iain Rankin today, June 24, attended the unveiling of the Nova Scotia Community College’s (NSCC’s) new Information Technology Innovation Centre, an innovative facility that will train young people for jobs in the growing digital economy and help position Nova Scotia as a start-up capital in Canada.

Access to Paid Sick Leave for Nova Scotians

Labour and Advanced Education / COVID - 19

Nova Scotians who must take time off work due to COVID-19 may now qualify for up to four paid sick days under Nova Scotia’s new COVID-19 Sick Leave Program. The $16 million program is expected to help more than 100,000 Nova Scotians.

Nova Scotians Honour Workers and Families on Day of Mourning

Labour and Advanced Education

Each year on April 28, Nova Scotians honour lives lost and those who were injured or suffered illness due to their work, as part of the national Day of Mourning.

Report of Crane Collapse Released

Labour and Advanced Education

The report of the tower crane collapse that occurred during Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 7, 2019 is now complete.

Support to Help Nova Scotians Connect to the Workforce

Labour and Advanced Education

The province is investing $10 million to support 25 communities through the Back to Work Community Partnership initiative so they can plan and deliver short-term programs aimed at helping people build skills and connect to the local workforce.

Investment in Nova Scotia’s Digital Economy

Labour and Advanced Education

The Province of Nova Scotia announced today, March 19, a $16.8 million investment that will allow four Nova Scotia universities to expand and enhance their computer science programs.

Record Number of Co-operative Education Students Received Placements in 2020

Labour and Advanced Education

University and NSCC co-operative education (co-op) students secured a record number of 861 paid work placements through government’s Co-operative Education Incentive program in 2020 – an additional 100 jobs from the previous year.

Post-Secondary Students with Permanent Disabilities Receive COVID-19 Response Grant

Labour and Advanced Education

The Rankin Government knows that many Nova Scotians have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including post-secondary students and, in particular, those students with disabilities. That’s why it is introducing the COVID-19 Accessibility Grant. This grant will help about 3,000 Nova Scotia post-secondary students with permanent disabilities by providing them $800 in financial assistance.

Nova Scotia’s Approach to Setting Minimum Wage to be Reviewed

Labour and Advanced Education

The current approach to setting the minimum wage rate in Nova Scotia will be reviewed in the coming months. The review comes as government accepts the recommendation from the Nova Scotia Minimum Wage Review Committee in its annual report.

Examen de la manière de fixer le salaire minimum en Nouvelle-Écosse

Labour and Advanced Education

La manière actuelle de fixer le salaire minimum en Nouvelle-Écosse sera examinée de plus près au cours des prochains mois. L’examen découle de la recommandation formulée dans le rapport annuel du Comité d'examen du salaire minimum de la Nouvelle-Écosse, recommandation que le gouvernement accepte.

Le salaire minimum augmentera le 1er avril

Labour and Advanced Education

Le salaire minimum en Nouvelle-Écosse augmentera le 1er avril.

Minimum Wage Increasing April 1

Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotia’s minimum wage is increasing on April 1.

Financial Relief for Nova Scotia Universities

Labour and Advanced Education / COVID - 19

Nova Scotia’s post-secondary sector plays a key role in our cultural, social and economic well-being as a province, and like other sectors, it has faced unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19.

Soutien financier accordé aux universités de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Labour and Advanced Education / COVID - 19

Le secteur de l’enseignement postsecondaire de la Nouvelle-Écosse joue un rôle essentiel dans notre bien-être culturel, social et économique et, comme tous les autres secteurs, il a dû affronter des défis sans précédent à cause de la pandémie de COVID-19.

Post-Secondary Students Receive COVID-19 Response Grant

Labour and Advanced Education / COVID - 19

Approximately 13,000 post-secondary students in Nova Scotia will receive a one-time grant to help cover shortfalls in earnings and unexpected costs associated with their studies.

Safety is a Top Priority as Commercial Lobster Season Begins

Labour and Advanced Education

Fishing crews are reminded to take necessary precautions, remain diligent and follow safety rules and guidelines as the commercial lobster fishing season starts today, Nov. 30, in Lobster Fishing Area 33 along the south shore of Nova Scotia.

Free Training, Career Support for 350 Nova Scotia Youth

Labour and Advanced Education / COVID - 19

Youth are among the most impacted by the economic challenges presented by COVID-19 and need support to develop new skills that will help them get good jobs.

Nova Scotia to Resume Welcoming International Post-Secondary Students

Labour and Advanced Education / COVID - 19

Nova Scotia will resume welcoming international students to its post-secondary institutions in early November, with almost two dozen institutions ready with additional COVID-19 precautions.

New Program Creates Jobs for African Nova Scotians

Labour and Advanced Education

Fifteen African Nova Scotians and people of African descent will be hired at Nova Scotia Works employment services centres across the province to ensure service providers better reflect the communities they serve.