“Youth” is best understood as a period of transition from the dependence of childhood to adulthood ís independence and awareness of our interdependence as members of a community. Youth is a more fluid category than a fixed age-group.”
The labour market programs of Nova Scotia that are eligible for the purpose of this Agreement are:The Canada-Nova Scotia Job Grant, as described in Annex 1;
Other Employer-Sponsored Training provided by Nova Scotia, or by a third party on behalf of Nova Scotia, such as apprenticeship supports, wage subsidies for on-the-job training and other demand-driven approaches, that meet the following principles:
Employers decide which Eligible Beneficiaries get training and what type of training is required;
Training leads to an available job for the Eligible Beneficiary; and
Employers make a contribution (financial or in-kind) to the training.
Employment Services and Supports provided by Nova Scotia, or by a third party on behalf of Nova Scotia, to enhance the labour market participation of Eligible Beneficiaries by assisting them to prepare for entry to, or return to, employment or to otherwise obtain or keep employment or maintain skills for employment which may include, but are not limited to, programs that support the following activities:
Skills training, ranging from training in basic skills, such as literacy and numeracy, to advanced skills training;
On-the-job training and workplace-based skills upgrading;
Group interventions and job readiness assistance;
Financial supports and benefits such as loans, grants and living allowances;
Employment counselling and services; and
Labour market connections such as services to facilitate matching supply and demand and services that promote and enhance labour market efficiency.
Nova Scotia agrees to roll-out the Canada-Nova Scotia Job Grant as of July 1st , 2014 in accordance with Annex 1.