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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.

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.present).


GradWorks is available to graduates from the following programs:


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:

  • retail/wholesale
  • 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.

Apply or participate


Interested in future GradWorks employment opportunities?

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Interested in participating? 2020 applications accepted commencing March 1 with graduates available from June onward. For more information, contact 

General Inquiries

Tracy Peers
Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator
Academic Services


GradWorks is funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and managed by Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).