Employment Nova Scotia offers a range of Employment Benefits and Support Measures to help Nova Scotians find and maintain employment. Follow the link for each program for detailed information about eligibility criteria, application process and any required forms.

Apprenticeship: Nova Scotia's education and apprenticeship system can help eligible participants receive training and experience they need to become a professional skilled tradesperson.

Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centres offer an integrated bundle of employment services to help Nova Scotians understand, prepare for, and meet the needs of the provincial labour market. Centres also provide services to aid businesses in recruiting, managing and developing the talent they require to be more productive in a global economy.

Employment Interventions and Work Activity Centres are specialized employment programs that assist Nova Scotians who require more in-depth, longer-term supports and services than those offered through employment services centres. Interventions, while weaving in employment and/or job search services, also offer a wide array of other wrap-around supports to help people move toward employment.

Skills Development 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. 

Fast Forward Program (FFP) provides an opportunity for individuals who are in receipt of regular Employment Insurance benefits to attend approved training for the duration of their claim.

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

START Program 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.

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

Works for You is intended to support projects across the province which will increase the job readiness of non EI eligible clients, and aid in attaching participants to the workforce. The goal of the projects should be integrating or reintegrating clients into sustainable, insurable employment.