START program

By mmuise

The START program offers financial incentives to businesses and organizations that have business locations and jobs in Nova Scotia to help them hire Nova Scotians who need work experience. There will be a focus on SMEs.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to a maximum of $25,000 per hire, and at ENS’ discretion.
Incentives will vary depending on the type of employment offered and the skill level of the employee. Incentives can be used to pay for individual’s wages, MERC, training costs or other related costs associated with hiring of a new employee.

Deadline: Currently accepting applications

The applicant must:

  • be a business, organization (Not-for-profit and Social Enterprises), with a focus on SMEs,
  • be located in Nova Scotia,
  • have its employees working in the province.

    The individual he hires must be:
  • Nova Scotia resident,
  • unemployed and actively seeking full time or increasing employment,
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents legally entitled to work in Canada OR be an international graduate (additional criteria may apply).
Application Steps:

The applicant must:

1. register in the online Labor Market Programs Support System (LaMPSS),

2. complete the application form and submit it electronically.

Documentation Needed:

The applicants must attach a Job Description as supporting documentation.

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