News releases from Labour, Skills and Immigration (Page 1)

Amendments to First Aid Requirements

Labour, Skills and Immigration

The Province is updating workplace first aid requirements, fulfilling a commitment to harmonize its rules with other jurisdictions in Canada.

New Voluntary Trade Program to Provide More Inclusive Hair Care

Labour, Skills and Immigration

People who want to learn how to perform natural hair care services or have their skills recognized can soon become certified practitioners in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotians Honour Workers, Families

Labour, Skills and Immigration

On the National Day of Mourning, today, April 28, Nova Scotians come together to remember those who have died or were injured because of a workplace accident or work-related illness.

Nova Scotia Enhances Support for Ukrainians

Premier's Office / Labour, Skills and Immigration

The Province is working with the YMCA to provide more support for Ukrainian newcomers arriving in Nova Scotia. The government is also streamlining the immigration process for Ukrainians.

Nomination d'une médiatrice dans le conflit de travail à l'Université Sainte-Anne

Labour, Skills and Immigration

Jill Balser, ministre du Travail, des Compétences et de l'Immigration, a nommé la médiatrice Michelle Flaherty pour aider l'Université Sainte-Anne et l'Association des professeurs, professeures et bibliothécaires de l'Université Sainte-Anne a régler leur conflit de travail.

External Mediator Appointed in Université Sainte-Anne Strike

Labour, Skills and Immigration

Labour, Skills and Immigration Minister Jill Balser has appointed mediator Michelle Flaherty to help Université Sainte-Anne and Association des professeurs, professeures et bibliothécaires de l’Université Sainte-Anne reach a settlement in their labour dispute.

Paid Sick Leave Program Extended Until May 7

COVID - 19 / Premier's Office / Labour, Skills and Immigration

Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Program will be extended until May 7, 2022, the same date that Canada’s Sickness Recovery Benefit will end. Program requirements for Nova Scotia’s voluntary program will not change.

Heart Attacks, More Cancers Added to Firefighters’ Insurance Coverage

Labour, Skills and Immigration / Health and Wellness

Workplace injury insurance for firefighters and their families will soon cover more types of cancer and heart attacks.

External Mediator Appointed in Acadia Strike

Labour, Skills and Immigration

Labour, Skills and Immigration Minister Jill Balser has appointed mediator William Kaplan to help the Acadia University Faculty Association and Acadia University reach a settlement in their labour dispute.

New Record for Highest Number of Landed Immigrants in a Year

Labour, Skills and Immigration

Nova Scotia welcomed 9,020 permanent residents in 2021 – a record-breaking number that surpassed the previous high by 19 per cent.

New Chair Appointed to Nova Scotia Labour Board

Labour, Skills and Immigration

Jasmine Walsh, an accomplished strategic human resources leader and labour employment professional, has been appointed Chair of Nova Scotia's Labour Board.

Province Accepts Minimum Wage Recommendations

Premier's Office / Labour, Skills and Immigration

The Province has accepted all remaining recommendations from the Nova Scotia Minimum Wage Review Committee, which include a path to a $15 minimum wage by 2024.

Nouveaux fournisseurs de services d’aide à l’emploi pour le Cap-Breton

Labour, Skills and Immigration

Un plus grand nombre de citoyens du Cap-Breton auront accès à un service centralisé de recherche d’emploi et de conseils en carrière avec le YMCA du Cap Breton et le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDENE) qui élargissent leur prestation de services d’aide à l’emploi.

New Employment Services Providers for Cape Breton

Labour, Skills and Immigration

More Cape Bretoners will have access to a one-stop job search and career-advice resource as the YMCA Cape Breton and le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) expand their delivery of employment services.

Minimum Wage Review Committee Submits Annual Review

Premier's Office / Labour, Skills and Immigration

The Nova Scotia Minimum Wage Review Committee has submitted its report with recommendations on the minimum wage rate. The government will accept the recommended increase for April 1 and is seeking more stakeholder input before making a decision on the committee’s remaining recommendations.

Paid Sick Leave Program Opens Monday, January 10

COVID - 19 / Premier's Office / Labour, Skills and Immigration

To slow the spread of COVID-19, Nova Scotians are asked to stay home from work if they’re sick. Applications for the Province’s COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Program open Monday, January 10, at 1 p.m. for people who cannot work remotely and must stay home due to COVID-19.

Nova Scotia Sees Another Record-Setting Year for Immigration

Labour, Skills and Immigration

Nova Scotia continues to surpass previous immigration records as the Province’s population reaches an all-time high, exceeding one million.

Paid Sick Leave Relaunches to Support Nova Scotians

COVID - 19 / Labour, Skills and Immigration

Nova Scotians who have been impacted by the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may qualify for up to four paid sick days with the relaunch of Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Program.

Help Wanted: Province Launches Recruitment Campaign to Increase Workers in Healthcare, Trades

Premier's Office / Labour, Skills and Immigration

As Nova Scotia’s population passes the one million mark, the Province is launching a recruitment campaign to increase workers in healthcare and the skilled trades to support labour market needs.

Successful Atlantic Immigration Pilot Made Permanent

Premier's Office / Labour, Skills and Immigration

After five years as a highly successful pilot program, the Atlantic Immigration Program is now a permanent pathway for designated employers to hire skilled workers. The Province of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada announced the permanent program today, December 17.