Youth Programs Workforce Development

GradWorks – Employer Incentive Program


GradWorks matches small-to-medium-sized business across Nova Scotia with skilled, talented NSCC graduates from three eligible programs.

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Why GradWorks?

  • 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.

Who Can Benefit?

  • Those who have the required personal characteristics, aptitudes and attitudes are presented to participating employers for interviews.
  • Existing employees who meet eligibility requirements.
  • Employers interested in addressing the skills shortage.

GradWorks is available to graduates from the following programs:


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

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