SUMMER EMPLOYMENT 2024: Summer Student, NS Dept. Labour, Skills & Immigration

  • Location: Sydney, NS
  • Deadline: April 26, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills & Immigration

Competition # : 42546 

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration

Location: SYDNEY

Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion – Non Union – NSPG

Closing Date: 26-Apr-24  (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration (LSI) works to provide fairness, safety, and prosperity for all Nova Scotians by helping them live, learn, and work to their highest potential.  We have a staff of more than 500 employees working in offices throughout Nova Scotia.  Together we are responsible for workplace safety, immigration, apprenticeship, adult education, to help people find and keep jobs in the province and to help employers find and train the people they need.
Employment Nova Scotia is a Division within the Skills & Learning Branch of the Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration. Through various programs and services, we help Nova Scotians meet their employment potential; help employers find the employees they need to prosper; and help communities play an active role in developing well-balanced local labour markets.

About Our Opportunity

If you are searching for a rewarding work placement experience, we have an exciting opportunity for you to explore with Employment Nova Scotia.
As a work placement participant, you will work with key members of a regional team that administers and delivers employment programs on behalf of Employment Nova Scotia (ENS).  You will provide front line client service and support for ENS services and programs as well as financial and administrative support activities related to program administration, records and information management and general office administration. Strong time management and organizational skills and attention to detail are critical to be successful in this role.

You will report to the Manager Labour Market Programs Operations and will work under the supervision of regional Team Leaders.

Primary Accountabilities

In your role, you will handle a variety of tasks; A few of your key responsibilities include:

  • Responding to inquiries from the general office phone/toll-free line and general email box to assist ENS clients and the public with their needs by answering program and related questions as well as by navigating individuals to appropriate persons within the division, the department and to other departments and service providers
  • Explaining qualifying conditions to individuals regarding programs and services and coaching them through the administrative processes for submitting applications.
  • Providing program administration support through the Labour Market Program Support System (LaMPSS) by inputting and verifying applications and follow up missing information.
  • Maintaining paper files and electronic files including filing of documents, data entry and the use of the STAR/STOR classification system.
  • Creating, updating, and maintaining the accuracy of spreadsheets/databases and generating statistical reports for ENS management.
  • Creating and maintaining office administration systems i.e., computer and equipment inventories, processing invoices and items for payment.


Qualifications and Experience

You must be currently enrolled as a student and returning to school in the fall (or in the next applicable semester for the education program). This opportunity is a perfect fit for students enrolled in a business administration or commerce program.

As the ideal candidate you:

  • are efficient with computers including Office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • are organized and able to prioritize your work; and
  • demonstrate excellent communication skills and work will in both independent and team based work environments.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Working Conditions

  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day.
  • Typically located in a comfortable office environment.
  • Much of the time is spent in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about.
  • Regularly reads and interprets multiple sources of information, regular requirement to type, read and work on a computer.
  • May experience pressure with deadlines and need for accuracy.


Additional Information

This opportunity will start approximately May 13, 2024 with an end date of August 31, 2024.

Pay Grade:  HOURLY

Salary Range:  $15.42 – $29.11 Hourly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

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PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to

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