Summer 2021 Co-op – Summer Student – The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB

  • Location: Sydney NS
  • Deadline: March 26, 2021

Sydney Office (Cape Breton)
Summer Student
May 3 – August 27, 2021

About Us

Pursuant to the Workers’ Compensation Act, we provide workplace injury insurance to workers and employers in Nova Scotia. Every day, our employees work to reduce the human and financial impact of workplace injury. We work to prevent workplace injuries, but when it occurs, we are there to provide security from its impact to workers and their families.

We work with workplaces across the province to help prevent workplace injuries, and to establish strong return to work programs. When injury occurs, we support injured workers to return to work in a safe and timely manner. We provide income replacement benefits, supporting rehabilitation and offering return-to-work assistance. We also provide extended benefits in cases where an injured worker is no longer able to work due to their workplace injury, and we support families in the wake of workplace tragedy.

We are a leader in Nova Scotia’s growing workplace safety culture. Our social marketing campaigns spark important conversations and behaviour changes related to workplace safety. We work with our partners to reduce the human impact of workplace injury, through the promotion of workplace safety and return-to-work.

Guided by our Strategic Plan, our recent business transformation and ongoing journey toward financial sustainability and full funding have created the potential for service improvement, innovation and opportunity.

About the Role

The WCB is seeking general office and administrative support to join our Sydney, Cape Breton office on a summer term basis:

The term runs from May 3 – August 27, 2021, for a period of 17 weeks. We offer a competitive hourly rate of $15.14.

Summer Students are responsible for general office administration including reception, handling inquires, data entry and supporting projects and initiatives. If you have administrative / clerical skills and experience, a summer student term within our organization could be the ideal opportunity for you.

The successful Summer Student candidate must:

  • Have or be completing the first year of a post-secondary program and be returning to school in the fall full-time
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Possess strong keyboarding skills and the ability to use computer software/applications and other office technology;
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy;
  • Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Demonstrate time management and organizational skills.
  • Previous general office, data entry and/or administrative experience is an asset.

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter as one document with your name and the job title in the document title (Microsoft Word format) to by 4 pm, March 26, 2021.

In the subject line of your email, please quote competition number: JV 08-21 EXT Summer Students.

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Those contacted for an interview will be asked to provide confirmation of enrolment in a minimum of three courses for the Fall 2021 semester.

As safety champions, all WCB Nova Scotia employees are responsible for following safe work procedures and Public Health guidelines for the prevention of COVID-19. Employees must use personal protective and safety equipment such as masks, knowing and complying with all safety regulations, reporting any illness or COVID-19 symptoms immediately to their manager, reporting unsafe work conditions, and cooperating with occupational health and safety initiatives. We are a scent-free environment.

WCB Nova Scotia champions safety and promotes a diverse and respectful workplace. WCB Nova Scotia is an equal opportunity employer committed to supporting and developing our employees. Visit our website at