News releases from Labour and Advanced Education (Page 1)

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.

Encouraging a Safety Culture for Young Workers

Labour and Advanced Education

As the school year comes to an end and more young people step into new workplaces, the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and WCB Nova Scotia are encouraging workers and employers to make workplace safety a priority.

Some Student Loan Payments Suspended

Labour and Advanced Education

People with Nova Scotia student loans who live in areas of New Brunswick and British Columbia that are impacted by severe flooding will not have to make payments on those loans for six months.

Des apprenants adultes reçoivent leur diplôme d’études secondaires, ouvrant ainsi la porte à plus de possibilités

Labour and Advanced Education

Des centaines d’adultes de Yarmouth à Sydney recevront leur diplôme d’études secondaires en juin, ce qui les aidera à faire le pas vers des études supérieures et de meilleures perspectives d’emploi chez eux. Près de 500 adultes participeront à 19 cérémonies de remise de diplômes au cours des prochaines semaines. Ce sont les partenaires en apprentissage de l’École de formation des adultes de la Nouvelle-Écosse, notamment le Collège communautaire de la Nouvelle-Écosse, les écoles secondaires pour adultes, l’Université Sainte-Anne et des organismes d’apprentissage communautaires, qui organisent les cérémonies.

Adult Learners to Receive High School Diplomas, Opening Doors to More Opportunities

Labour and Advanced Education

Note: A list of graduation ceremonies, times and locations follows this release.

Apprenticeship Program Trains 16 People in Mi’kmaw Communities

Labour and Advanced Education

Sixteen people from Mi’kmaw communities in Cape Breton are receiving specialized apprenticeship training and work experience to achieve Red Seal carpentry certification, filling the need for local carpenters.

Nova Scotians Honour Workers and Families on Day of Mourning

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 Saturday, April 28.

Regulations Updated Regarding Canada Day Holiday

Labour and Advanced Education

Updates to regulations make it clear when stores will be required to close and when workers are eligible to receive holiday pay for Canada Day.

Strengthening Supports for Victims of Domestic Violence

Labour and Advanced Education

Government is proposing amendments to the Labour Standards Code to better support victims of domestic violence.

Planning Begins to Explore New Cultural Hub on the Halifax Waterfront

Communities, Culture and Heritage / Labour and Advanced Education

Planning will begin this spring for a proposed cultural hub on the Halifax Waterfront which will include a new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University.

Legislation to Create Research Nova Scotia

Labour and Advanced Education

The Research Nova Scotia Corporation Act introduced today, March 28, will advance world-class research in universities and the Nova Scotia Community College.

NSCC Marconi Campus Relocation Study Contract Awarded

Labour and Advanced Education

Government announced today, March 23, it has secured Dartmouth-based Ekistics Planning and Design to conduct a study in how best to relocate Nova Scotia Community College’s Marconi campus to Sydney’s downtown core.

Report on Economic Impact of International Students

Labour and Advanced Education

A report released by the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training shows that international students studying at Atlantic universities and community colleges contribute $795 million per year to the Atlantic economy.

Legislation Will Strengthen Apprenticeship System, Make Workplaces Safer

Labour and Advanced Education

Legislation introduced today, Feb. 28, will better ensure skilled trades work is performed safely by trained and certified tradespersons. It will also ensure a level playing field for all companies and improve safety for skilled tradespersons.