New Graduate Placement Program
Province Announces New
Graduate Placement Program
The province is enticing more students to stay in Nova Scotia after graduating by helping them secure good jobs. Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris announced a new program that will encourage employers to hire recent co-operative education graduates in high-demand areas.
- The province is investing $400,000 to provide a 50 per cent wage subsidy for the first three months of employment, up to a maximum of $7,500.
- The program is expected to support 50 job placements in 2012-13.
- The province will encourage students to explore co-operative opportunities in sectors such as ocean technology, financial service, information and communication technologies, and aerospace and defence.
- The initiative has been developed with Nova Scotia's colleges and universities that offer co-op programs.
- The Workforce Strategy program is part of jobsHere, the plan to grow our economy.