News releases from Labour and Advanced Education (Page 1)

Minister’s Labour Day Message

Labour and Advanced Education

As Labour Day approaches, I want to take this opportunity to recognize the tremendous efforts and commitment we’ve seen from hard-working Nova Scotians across the province.

Sexual Violence Prevention Grants Support More Projects

Labour and Advanced Education

The province is funding more projects to prevent sexual violence and keep students safe on university and community college campuses.

Students Graduate With Less Debt

Labour and Advanced Education

The Nova Scotia Loan Forgiveness Program is helping more young people graduate and start their careers with less debt. Government has forgiven about $8 million in Nova Scotia student loans for more than 1,000 Nova Scotia students who graduated from Nova Scotia universities in 2020.

Stratégie de dépistage pour les étudiants de niveau postsecondaire qui arrivent en Nouvelle-Écosse et amélioration du formulaire

Health and Wellness / Labour and Advanced Education / COVID - 19

Après une consultation avec le bureau du médecin-hygiéniste en chef, le premier ministre Stephen McNeil a annoncé, aujourd'hui 20 août, que les étudiants de niveau postsecondaire qui arrivent de l'extérieur du Canada atlantique devront subir des tests de dépistage de la COVID-19 et s'isoler pendant 14 jours.

Testing Strategy for Post-Secondary Students Entering Nova Scotia, Border Requirements Enhanced

Health and Wellness / Labour and Advanced Education / COVID - 19

Premier Stephen McNeil, after consultation with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced today, Aug. 20, that post-secondary students entering the province from outside Atlantic Canada will require testing for COVID-19 along with 14 days of self-isolation.

Upgrades at Nova Scotia Community College Campuses

Labour and Advanced Education / COVID - 19

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) plays a vital role in advancing Nova Scotia by providing industry-driven education and training in communities across the province.

Construction to Begin on Nova Scotia Community College New Marconi Campus

Labour and Advanced Education

Construction on Nova Scotia Community College’s (NSCC) new, contemporary home in downtown Sydney will begin this month.

Government Reducing Regulatory Burden for Universities

Labour and Advanced Education

Universities play an important role in Nova Scotia’s economic growth. As they continue to advance education and research across the province, government wants to ensure their operational needs are supported and regulatory burdens are reduced.

Government Addressing Gender Wage Gap

Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotians deserve the opportunity to grow and thrive in workplaces that value fairness and equality. That is why government is taking action to address the gender wage gap.

Province Enhancing Job Protections for Reservists

Labour and Advanced Education

Canadian Armed Forces reservists make significant sacrifices to help serve and protect the country. The province is taking steps to improve their job protection when they take leave from work to serve our country.

Government Announces Largest Increase to Minimum Wage in a Decade

Premier's Office / Labour and Advanced Education

As Nova Scotia’s economy continues to grow, government is committed to ensuring all workers can get ahead. That is why, on April 1, Nova Scotia’s minimum wage rate will increase by $1 an hour, to $12.55 per hour.

Soutien accru en santé mentale pour les étudiants du postsecondaire

Labour and Advanced Education

Les étudiants du postsecondaire ont maintenant plus facilement accès à des services de santé mentale grâce au lancement du site Web EspritsSainsN-É.

More Mental Health Support for Post-secondary Students

Labour and Advanced Education

Post-secondary students now have easier access to mental health supports with the launch of the HealthyMindsNS website.

Families Celebrate Life-long Learning

Labour and Advanced Education

The importance of reading and learning as a family are being celebrated this Family Literacy Day.

Retraining for Workers Across Forestry Sector

Labour and Advanced Education

Government is creating new training paths in response to concerns from workers affected by the pending closure of the Northern Pulp mill who say they want to stay in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency and Nova Scotia Community College are working together to enhance programming to connect these workers to opportunities in the skilled trades.

Priorité à la sécurité en ce début de saison de la pêche au homard

Labour and Advanced Education

La saison de la pêche au homard commence dans le sud-ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse et on rappelle aux équipages de pêche de donner la priorité à la sécurité.

Safety is a Priority as Lobster Season Starts

Labour and Advanced Education

As lobster season begins in southwestern Nova Scotia, fishing crews are reminded to make safety a priority.

Province Adds More Early Childhood Education Seats

Labour and Advanced Education / Education and Early Childhood Development

The creation of the Nova Scotia Pre-primary Program and investments in the regulated child care sector has created hundreds of new jobs for early childhood educators across the province.

1,000th Graduate Connects to Career

Labour and Advanced Education

Employers across the province are discovering how hiring skilled young workers can benefit their business through the Graduate to Opportunity program.

Sexual Violence Prevention Grants Support

Labour and Advanced Education

Students deserve to live and learn in an environment free from sexual violence. That is why projects are advancing to shape safer and more supportive post-secondary campuses.