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Employer information

Employer update
We know COVID-19 may be affecting your ability to support work placements in different ways. Please send any inquiries to .

All NSCC programs require a component of work-integrated learning where students can apply their trained skills on the job. Employers like you can benefit greatly from taking on an NSCC student. 

Benefits of hiring students

  • Work-ready students for extra support during busy periods of the year or for special projects.
  • Opportunities to evaluate and identify potential future employees as part of your long-term recruitment strategy.
  • Fresh perspectives that students bring to your workforce.
  • Opportunity to foster the next generation of employees by providing them with valuable career-related work experiences.
  • Funding is available for employers who hire students and recent grads.

Hire a student or graduate

Interested in hiring an NSCC student or graduate? Interested in having an NSCC student for work experience? Post a job or co-op opportunity

Types of work placements

At NSCC we offer four broad categories of work experiences that prepare students for their professional or occupational field of study. View a comprehensive Employer Work Experience Guide (PDF 361KB)

Field experience

  • 5 to 8 weeks (paid or unpaid)
  • Field experiences provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills outside of the classroom
  • Over 100 programs offer field experiences
  • Most programs provide field experiences during the spring, although schedules vary by program

Professional practice

  • Duration and term (fall/winter/spring/summer) varies depending on the program
  • Professional practice is offered in the majority of our Health programs
  • Professional practice is required for a professional license or designation (including clinical placement, practicums, preceptorships, etc.)

Co-operative education


Funding for hiring students and graduates

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

Nova Scotia funding

Canada-wide funding

Research and development funding

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

Insurance guidelines

Review our Work Integrated Learning - Insurance Guidelines (PDF 152KB) to learn more about student and partner/employer coverage requirements.

Contact us

Tell us your needs and we’ll help you find a student. Email 

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