Labour, Skills and Immigration Workplace Cluster Programs
Important Notice from the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration, Workplace Initiatives
The Nova Scotia Government and the Government of Canada signed a new Labour Market Development Agreement (LMDA) and Workforce Development Agreement (WDA)in March 2018. While these new agreements provide Nova Scotia with more funding and flexibility to address provincial labour market needs; they also have greater reporting requirements to ensure better accountability through the evaluation of programs.
As of January 1, 2019, organizations who host Workplace Education (WEI) programs are required to register services under their agreements in LaMPSS. Participants in WEI programs will be required to provide their SINs to the host organizations to receive federal funding to take Workplace Education training. The collection of SIN numbers is a standard practice in other jurisdictions and for other provincial programs receiving Federal funding.
The Federal Government has a right to access SINs; this stipulation was added to Labour Market Transfer Agreements and approved by the Federal Treasury Board. This practice will ensure more accountability in reporting and will allow us to better understand the actual impact of LMDA and WDA funding.This is a benefit to all Canadians.
In relation to LaMPSS, it is important to note that it is a secure system. No data collected via the SIN will be connected to an individual. The Federal Government only sees information in aggregate form and only uses this data for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
LSI Workplace education - Current Course offerings listed under Course Calendar above.
Workplace education programs support the development of a skilled and adaptable workforce. As such, persons wishing to take part in Workplace education training MUST be employed or self employed, as per the provincial guidelines.
Department of Labour and Workforce Development staff are available to work with employers and employees throughout the province.
CBDC NOBL - and the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration have partnered to provide business owners and their employees with funded business training and development. Each course is 40 hours in length and held for four hours per week for ten consecutive weeks, with sessions taking place in each Spring, Fall and Winter. Upon completion of each course (minimum 80% attendance), participants will receive a Certificate from the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration.
Each person that registers for a course will have a 30 min Individual Needs Assessment conducted by the instructor to ensure the course meets your needs.
Examples of courses offered include:
Marketing and Sales
Human Resources Management
Communication in the Workplace
Business Skills for Growth and Profitability
Basic and Intermediate Excel
Essential Business Technology
Excellence in Customer Service
Check often as we’re continually adding to our offerings.
I recently attended a Sage 50, 40 hour course being facilitated by Chris Lewis of Chris Lewis Business Solutions. Located and sponsored through NOBL and CBDC New Glasgow.
I found the course and content to be very useful to me in a way that gave me the confidence to start a business plan for a small business in Bookkeeping.
Chris Lewis is very knowledgeable in the field of accounting and business and facilitated the program very well and professional. He gave more than anticipated tips and tricks of the trade which will also be very useful to me being new to the business world.
It is a great opportunity in my opinion to attend such courses being offered; especially for free. These courses can run you anywhere from $1500 to $2500 depending on the institution. I would like to attend more courses like this to keep my skills up to date and to gain more knowledge of the business world.