News releases from Labour and Advanced Education (Page 3)

Program Changes Support a More Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

Labour and Advanced Education

Government is helping more Nova Scotians who are underrepresented in the workforce upgrade their skills and become job ready. The Skills Development Program is changing to provide quicker access to training for these unemployed Nova Scotians looking for a job.

Les diplômes ouvrent des portes, créent des débouchés pour les apprenants adultes

Labour and Advanced Education

Des centaines d’apprenants adultes de partout dans la province recevront ce mois-ci leur diplôme d’études secondaires, ce qui leur permettra d’envisager des études postsecondaires et leur donnera accès à de meilleures possibilités d’emploi dans les localités où ils vivent.

High School Diplomas Opening Doors, Creating Opportunities for Adult Learners

Labour and Advanced Education

Hundreds of adult learners from across the province will be receiving their adult high school diplomas this month, which will open doors to higher education and better job opportunities in their communities.

New Trade Union Act General Regulations

Labour and Advanced Education

Government has created Trade Union Act General Regulations within the construction sector that will require certification applications to be made Monday to Friday, when a more representative number of employees tend to be on a worksite.

Nova Scotians Honour Workers and Families

Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotians will honour workers who have died or were injured on the job at Day of Mourning ceremonies across the province on Sunday, April 28.

Call for Nominations for Council of the Federation Literacy Award

Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotians are encouraged to recognize outstanding contributions to literacy and learning by nominating someone for the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Former ServiCom Employees Owed Pay

Labour and Advanced Education

The Department of Labour and Advanced Education has completed its investigation into the sudden closure of ServiCom, a call centre in Sydney, and found that former employees are owed pay.

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.