Hire a Student

All NSCC programs require a period of experiential learning where students can apply their trained skills on the job. Employers like you can benefit greatly from taking on an NSCC student. The benefits include:

  • Work-ready students for extra support during busy periods of the year or for special projects.
  • Opportunity to evaluate and identify potential future employees as part of your long-term recruitment strategy.
  • The fresh perspective a student brings to your workforce.
  • Opportunity to foster the next generation of employees by providing them with valuable career-related work experiences.

Funding for employers hiring students

Support is available through the Nova Scotia’s Co-op Education Incentive Program. Pay a minimum of $15 per hour plus 4% vacation pay and the program will reimburse you $7.50 per hour to a maximum of 40 hours per week.

Work experience programs

NSCC has four types of work experience programs: work terms, co-op, internships and service learning. Review the options to find one that matches your needs.

Work terms

  • Over 100 programs offer students the opportunity to apply their knowledge through experiences outside of the classroom.
  • These opportunities can be paid or unpaid and last between 5 to 8 weeks.
  • Understand your responsibility as an employer by reviewing the Work Term Industry Partner Guide (PDF 249KB).

Co-operative education

Internships

Service learning

  • Many programs include a service learning component where students work with a community organization or partner to address a community need
  • Understand your responsibility as an employer by reviewing the Service Learning Partner Guide (PDF 128KB).

Find a student

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

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