Student Summer Skills Incentive (SKILL)

The Student Summer Skills Incentive (SKILLS) offers wage assistance to non-profit organizations that provide summer jobs to post-secondary students.

Application for 2018 Summer work term is open from December 18 to January 26, 2018.

The work term dates start April 23 and end August 31, 2018.

To apply, you must set up an account through the Labour Market Program Support System (LaMPSS) online self-serve system. Complete the External Access Form and attach it in this email You will be emailed your login information once the LaMPSS team has created your user account.

If you already have a LaMPSS account, you can login and apply!

Organization Eligibility

The applications will be reviewed and organizations with approved positions will be notified by email in April.

  1. Non-profit organization with an Active Society Act Number shown on the Registry of Joint Stock database.
  2. OR
  3. Regulated charity with an Active Charity Number shown on the website.

Student Eligibility

The student must be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia or reside in the province for at least six months prior to this work term. See SKILL Guidelines for complete details.

Make sure your student qualifies under SKILL before you hire.

Contact Information

Labour and Advanced Education

Phone: 902 424-6000
Toll Free: 1-800-424-5418
Fax: 902 428-2037

For you information, this catalogue contains previously approved positions listed by county.

LaMPSS Support
Toll Free: 1-877-404-7074


Required Forms for Approved Work Terms

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