Energy Training Program

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The Energy Training Program helps postsecondary students and recent graduates get work experience in the energy sector by providing a hiring incentive for local businesses. Employers receive an incentive of 50 to 60% of the student or graduate’s wages for a 12 to 17-week work term.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a:
1. 50% wage subsidy (up to $10.00 an hour) for students and recent graduates;
2. 60% wage subsidy (up to $12.00 an hour) for students or recent graduates who self-identify as Mi’kmaq or Indigenous, a woman in an underrepresented occupation, visible minority, African Nova Scotian or a person with a disability.

Deadline: February 2, 2024

Applicants must:

  • be businesses with up to 500 employees operating in Nova Scotia;
  • have a direct connection to the energy sector;
  • provide work experience that’s directly related to the student’s field of study (Work term positions must pay at least the legal minimum wage, plus 4% vacation pay).
    Larger local companies may be considered for the program if funding is available.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. complete the application form;

2. email applications to: or mail them to: Energy Training & Business Development Program Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables Joseph Howe Building 1690 Hollis Street PO Box 2664 Halifax, NS B3J 3P7.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit the application form.

Other Things to Note:

Applications are due by 2 February 2024.

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