Forestry sector workers and businesses who are affected by the closure of the Northern Pulp mill can access government programs and services and get updates about transitioning to a strong, sustainable, inclusive, diversified, and innovative forestry sector.

The Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration has several programs to support you as you strengthen your business with new talent.
  • The Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) program provides 25% of the first year’s salary – 35% if the new hire is a member of a diversity group – and 12.5% of the second year’s salary when you hire a recent university or college grad for a permanent, full-time job.
  • The Co-op Education Incentive offsets the cost of hiring post-secondary students for co-op placements in your organization.
  • The START program offers a combination of wage, onboarding, and training incentives to help you hire an unemployed Nova Scotian.
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