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GradWorks: information and how to apply

GradWorks - Information for students and graduates

GradWorks matches talented NSCC graduates from four eligible programs (see list below) with small-to-medium-sized businesses across Nova Scotia. GradWorks gives our recent graduates the opportunity to start a career while also supporting local businesses.

Eligible programs

GradWorks is available to graduates from the following programs:

  • Human Resource Management (Graduate Certificate)
  • Industrial Engineering Technology (Diploma)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Certificate)
  • Programs with advanced manufacturing training (special approvals needed)
    • Advanced manufacturing is the development and adoption of innovative technologies to create new products, enhance processes, and establish more efficient and cost-effective ways of working. All parts of the value chain are considered – from research and design, to production, and distribution – enabling new value-added models and optimizing production (Government of Canada, 2022).

Eligibility requirements

To participate in GradWorks you must have completed an eligible NSCC program within the last three years (you can also apply in the final month of your current NSCC program).


Some of the many benefits for participating in our GradWorks program include:

  • Having an opportunity to launch your career
  • Gaining valuable, on-the-job training

How to apply

  • Review our student and graduate job board. You can filter using the keyword search and input: 'GradWorks.'
  • Submit a cover letter, resume, posting code and any other required documentation to .

Your application will then be submitted to the appropriate employer by NSCC.

Note: Please ensure you have reviewed the eligibility requirements above before applying for these positions.


  • Contact Career and Employment Services at:  

GradWorks is funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and managed by NSCC.