Employment NS Programs

As a job seeker, employment programs and services are available to help get you started down the right path towards sustainable employment. The first step in accessing these services is meeting with a Case Manager at a Nova Scotia Works Centre office.

Some programs are available to all unemployed workers; a few are available only to unemployed workers who have held an EI claim within the last five years.


is an employment program that provides financial assistance to unemployed eligible participants who need to learn additional basic to advanced skills development training to help find work.

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is an employment program designed to support projects that will provide eligible participants with meaningful work experience that will improve their employment prospects.

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is an employment program that encourages employers to hire unemployed Nova Scotians requiring work experience resulting in good jobs for Nova Scotians and good employees for employers.

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is an employment program that provides entrepreneurial support and financial assistance to eligible unemployed participants starting their own business.

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