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Funding for hiring students and graduates

There are a number of funding opportunities available to employers interested in hiring students and graduates.

Regional funding

  • Co-op Education Incentive - provides wage assistance to Nova Scotia organizations to offer career-related work experiences to co-op students.
  • Energy Training Program - provides a hiring incentive to local businesses who help postsecondary students and recent graduates get work experience in the energy sector.
  • Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) - provides salary contributions to employers to offset the cost of hiring a recent graduate.
  • Summer Student Skill Incentive (SKILL) - provides wage assistance to non-profit organizations to create career-related summer jobs for students.
  • START Program - provides employers with wage incentives and other types of funding if they hire an unemployed Nova Scotian.

Canada-wide funding

Research and development funding

For information on funding specific to research and development, contact NSCC Applied Research.

Contact us

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