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About Nova Scotia Works

The YMCA of Cape Breton offers employment assistance services under the common brand of Nova Scotia Works to deliver employment and career services.

Since 2016, employment service centres are known under the umbrella of Nova Scotia Works, funded through the Employment Nova Scotia division of the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI). We offer a common menu of services including case management, job development, employment maintenance/support and career counselling supported by a staff of dedicated career practitioners.

Nova Scotia Works helps individuals figure out who they are and achieve success by supporting their employment goals. Using creative and innovative approaches, Nova Scotia Works assists employers in accessing and navigating Government and community resources; supporting them in recruiting and retaining employees for the benefit of all Nova Scotians.


The NS Works System members collaborate with each other and stakeholders to lead in promoting and building:

  • Welcoming, innovative, productive workplaces; and
  • An engaged, diverse and inclusive workforce representative of the communities in which we serve.


  • A quality employment and career services system that is relevant and responsive to partners and stakeholders; and
  • A robust, productive and inclusive Nova Scotian workforce that represents and celebrates our province‚Äôs diversity and embraces opportunity and innovation.

We have a dedicated team of certified career practitioners to help job seekers find and keep meaningful employment.