START Program- financial incentive

The START Program, a program of Employment NS, will encourage employers to hire Nova Scotians requiring work experience and to register and employ apprentices.

Financial incentives may be provided to employers with a labour need willing to support ready-to-work Nova Scotians.  Incentives will vary depending upon the type of  employment offered, the skill level of the employee and may include a retention bonus of $500 per job opportunity.  How do I apply?

  • Organization applications  can  be submitted online using the Lampss system and will be reviewed by ENS staff.  Application assistance will be provided to  employers by ENS when required.
  • To register for the LaMPSS system, please call  1-877-223-0888 to       obtain a registration package.
  • For more details on the application process and program eligibility/information   please download the