News releases from Labour and Advanced Education (Page 23)

Voluntary Sector Funding Open for Applications

Labour and Advanced Education

Non-profit organizations can now get help attracting and developing a strong workforce, improving their ability to deliver programs and services across the province.

Le salaire minimum augmentera le 1er octobre

Labour and Advanced Education

Le salaire minimum en Nouvelle-Écosse passera à 10 $ l'heure à compter du 1er octobre. Il s'agit d'une augmentation de 3,6 % comparativement au taux actuel de 9,65 $.

Minimum Wage to Increase Oct. 1

Labour and Advanced Education

The minimum wage in Nova Scotia is increasing to $10.00 per hour on Oct. 1. This is a 3.6 per cent increase from the present rate of $9.65.

New Website Provides Easy Access to Workplace Safety Information

Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotians can now access valuable workplace safety information more easily through a new website.

Better Protections for Temporary Foreign Workers

Labour and Advanced Education

Legislation introduced today, May 4, will improve protection for temporary foreign workers, especially recruitment and unfair treatment.

Day of Mourning Ceremonies Remember 23 Workers

Labour and Advanced Education

People around the province came together today, April 28, at ceremonies to mourn the 23 people who died at workplaces last year marking this year's National Day of Mourning.

Good Friday and Easter Sunday Store Hours

Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotians are reminded that most stores and retail businesses will be closed Good Friday, April 22 and Easter Sunday, April 24. Both of these days are listed as retail closing days under the Retail Business Designated Day Closing Act, which requires these establishments closed.

Workplace Health and Safety Fines Rise

Labour and Advanced Education

In a move designed to make workplaces safer, legislation was introduced today, April 14, that would increase fines levied under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

You're Never Too Old to Learn

Labour and Advanced Education

Three exceptional adult learners were celebrated during an event that capped off Adult Learners' Week.

Budget Makes Historic Investment in Student Assistance

Labour and Advanced Education

LABOUR/ADVANCED EDUCATION--Budget Makes Historic Investment in Student Assistance -----------------------------------------------------------------Post secondary education will be more affordable for Nova Scotia students after measures introduced in the provincial budget today, April 5.

Province Celebrates the Achievements of Young Volunteers

Labour and Advanced Education

Outstanding young Nova Scotian volunteers gathered in Dartmouth today, March 28, to have their efforts and accomplishments celebrated at this year's Youth Nominee Luncheon.

Annonce des projets choisis dans le cadre du programme En marche vers l'emploi

Labour and Advanced Education

Les Néo-Écossais sans emploi ou peu spécialisés seront mieux préparés à chercher et à conserver un emploi grâce à un investissement de plus de 5 millions de dollars dans 28 projets dans le cadre du programme En marche vers l'emploi.

Successful Applicants Announced for Works for You Program

Labour and Advanced Education

NOTE: A list of funding recipients follows this release.

New Training Funding for African Nova Scotians

Labour and Advanced Education / African Nova Scotian Affairs

African Nova Scotians looking to return to school to get training for good jobs now have access to a new funding program.

Province Sponsors Atlantic Youth Gathering

Labour and Advanced Education

The province is supporting young entrepreneurs through an investment in the Atlantic Canada Youth Entrepreneurship Summit.

Le comité recommande d'augmenter le salaire minimum

Labour and Advanced Education

Le Comité d'examen du salaire minimum a recommandé dans son dernier rapport que le salaire minimum passe de 9,65 $ l'heure à 10,00 $ l'heure, et ce à compter du 1er octobre.

Committee Recommends Raising Minimum Wage

Labour and Advanced Education

In its latest report, the Minimum Wage Review Committee has recommended raising the rate to $10 an hour on Oct. 1 from $9.65 per hour.

New Auto Glass Certification Exam Introduced at Reduced Rate

Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotians working in the growing field of automotive glass now have the opportunity to gain certification through a new exam.

University Funding in Nova Scotia, Op-Ed

Labour and Advanced Education

Last week, I met with university student leaders to outline the steps we're taking to ensure a university education remains affordable in Nova Scotia and to help universities remain competitive and sustainable for years to come.

Province Introduces Tuition Cap

Labour and Advanced Education

The province announced a university funding plan today, Feb. 1, that will protect Nova Scotia students by ensuring tuition remains at, or below, the national average and help universities remain competitive and sustainable for years to come.