GradWorks: Employer Incentive Program
GradWorks matches small-to-medium-sized business across Nova Scotia with skilled, talented NSCC graduates from three eligible programs.
As an employer: Build capacity in your company to support productivity and profitability. Your business will receive up to 66 per cent salary support – to a maximum of $25,000 – when you hire a qualified NSCC graduate for up to a one-year period (ending on or before January 31, 2019).
As a graduate: You will have an opportunity to launch your career and gain valuable experience and on-the-job training.
To participate in this program, you must have completed an eligible NSCC program within the last three years (June 2014 - present).
GradWorks is available to graduates from the following programs:
- Human Resource Management (Advanced Diploma)
- Industrial Engineering Technology (Diploma)
- Occupational Health & Safety (Certificate)
Employers in most business sectors are eligible to participate with a preference given to business-to-business organizations focused on export and innovation.
Businesses that are NOT eligible include:
- real estate
- government services
- services of a personal or social nature
Businesses that have received funding through a similar ACOA-supported program in the past may not be eligible.
Interested in future GradWorks employment opportunities? Email us at
Interested in participating? Email us at
Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator
GradWorks is funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and managed by Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).