TUITION FUNDING OPTIONS & WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAMS
- Skills Development Funding through Employment Nova Scotia (ENS) - ENS pays up to 80% of training costs; student pays 20%
- Fast Forward Program - EI benefits are continued while in training; student pays all costs associated with training
*To see if you may qualify for either of the above funding programs, visit your local Nova Scotia Works Employment Centre and speak to a case manager. Visit the following website to find your local Nova Scotia Works Centre: novascotia.ca/employmentnovascotia/programs/NSWorks
Funding is also available through other government funding agencies such as Veterans Affairs Canada, Native Council of Nova Scotia, Workers Compensation Boards (Nova Scotia and other provinces), etc..and other industry based initiatives.
- Personal savings or Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
- Student Line of Credit - from your preferred banking institution
- Personal Bank Loan
- Some employers may cover partial or full training costs if training is relevant for their needs
START PROGRAM & OTHER WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAMS:
After completion of training, there may be assistance with your job search available through wage subsidy programs with Employment Nova Scotia (START Program) or other various government agencies. These wage subsidy programs encourage employers to hire you to gain work experience. For more info and to see if you may qualify for the START Program, speak to a case manager at your local Nova Scotia Works Centre. If you are working with another government agency, ask your case manager if they offer wage subsidy programs and if you may qualify.