09 Aug More Jobs for Nova Scotia Students
Our youth population is growing, and we know a big part of launching a career is being able to gain on-the-job work experience.
This summer, your Liberal government has invested in more than 200 additional positions compared to previous years. This has resulted in more than 700 university and college students getting meaningful work experience that will help them in their education and careers.
We’re also pleased to announce we have approved funding to support more than 800 summer jobs in the non-profit sector with the Student Summer Skills Incentive Program.
It’s clear these programs are working.
Statistics Canada says 87 percent of co-op grads land jobs that are related to their field of study.
Youth who have co-op experience are more likely to find a job in their chosen careers; more likely to be employed full time; and they will start at slightly higher salaries than non-co-op graduates.
We know what students in these placements can bring to the table, and we also know first-hand the benefits of employing students. This summer, your Liberal government has filled, or is in the process of filling, more than 300 student positions throughout government.
Students involved in these programs are developing business and professional networks and gaining real-world experience that will set them up for careers here in Nova Scotia, contributing to a stronger workforce and the growth of our economy.
We know Nova Scotians want more of our sons and daughters working and staying here at home, and we know young Nova Scotians want that for themselves as well. These programs are just one step towards achieving that goal. Together, we can help even more young people get the experience they need to launch their careers and be successful here in Nova Scotia.