News releases from Labour and Advanced Education (Page 21)

Province Invests in Training to Prepare Mi'kmaq for Good Jobs

Labour and Advanced Education / Aboriginal Affairs

Mi'kmaq in Cape Breton and eastern Nova Scotia will soon have access to skills and job-readiness training to prepare for the good jobs opening up across the province.

Universities Essential for Success of Province

Labour and Advanced Education

Universities are essential to the future success of our province.

Minister Asks Workplaces To Re-focus on Safety

Labour and Advanced Education

Seven workplace deaths in just over a month should make Nova Scotia employers and employees think twice about the risks they face in the work they do.

Province, Sector Councils Partner to Support Nova Scotia Industry

Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotia's sector councils and the province are starting a new partnership to more strongly support Nova Scotia industry with human resource strategies.

Halifax to Host Women in Non-traditional Careers National Conference

Labour and Advanced Education

Large-scale projects such as shipbuilding and offshore exploration will bring a large demand for skilled workers and a boom in opportunities for women in non-traditional careers.

Family Literacy Day Encourages Lifelong Learning

Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotians are celebrating Family Literacy day Friday, Jan. 27, to recognize the many ways families develop and use literacy skills.

Le salaire minimum augmentera à 10,15 $ le 1er avril

Labour and Advanced Education

Le salaire minimum en Nouvelle-Écosse passera à 10,15 $, ce qui représente une augmentation de 1,5 % par rapport au taux actuel de 10 $ l'heure.

Minimum Wage Increasing to $10.15 on April 1

Labour and Advanced Education

The minimum wage in Nova Scotia will rise to $10.15, a 1.5 per cent increase from the present rate of $10.00 an hour.

Province Seeking Input on Foreign-worker Regulations

Labour and Advanced Education

A discussion paper seeking input on regulations to protect foreign workers was released today, Jan. 16.

NSCAD University Facilitator Named

Labour and Advanced Education

University academic and administrator Daniel O'Brien will help Nova Scotia College of Art and Design explore its options to make the university financially sustainable.

Province, Universities, Build Sustainable, Innovative Post-secondary Education

Labour and Advanced Education

A three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the province and Nova Scotia's 11 universities will ensure tuition remains at, or below, the national average, increases research and development opportunities, and invests $25 million in universities to help them become more sustainable.

Remember Fire Safety During the Holidays

Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotians are reminded to keep fire safety a priority during the holidays.

Province, NSCAD Agree on Recommendations to Protect Fine Arts Education

Labour and Advanced Education

The province and NSCAD University have agreed to implement special advisor Howard Windsor's eight recommendations aimed at making the university sustainable and protecting fine arts education in Nova Scotia.

Commentaires invités dans le cadre de l'examen du système d'apprentissage

Labour and Advanced Education

Un examen complet du programme d'apprentissage de la province permettra de s'assurer que les Néo-Écossais continuent d'acquérir les compétences nécessaires pour obtenir de bons emplois.

Apprenticeship System Review Seeks Public Input

Labour and Advanced Education

A comprehensive review of the province's apprenticeship program is helping ensure Nova Scotians continue to learn the right skills for good jobs.

Province Introduces Citizenship Ceremony Leave

Labour and Advanced Education

Immigrants will be able to take time off from work to attend their citizenship ceremony, thanks to legislation introduced today, Nov. 28.

Act Will Prevent Unnecessary, Costly Strikes, Op-ed

Labour and Advanced Education

Last week in the House of Assembly, I introduced first contract settlement legislation, An Act to Prevent Unnecessary Labour Disruptions and Protect the Economy.

Province Acts to Protect Productivity

Labour and Advanced Education

Legislation introduced by the province today, Nov. 17, will help protect Nova Scotia jobs and productivity by avoiding damaging, prolonged strikes or lockouts during the negotiation of first collective agreements.

New Pension Benefits Act Introduced

Labour and Advanced Education

Private sector pension plan members and retirees would know more about their plans and employers would have more plan design options under the Pension Benefits Act introduced today, Nov. 15.

Province Seeks Feedback on First Contract Settlement

Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotians are invited to comment on a proposal to introduce measures that would settle first contract disputes.