Under the Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Development Agreement, the Government of Canada will provide Employment Insurance-based funding to the Province of Nova Scotia for services to people who are eligible to receive EI supports. The LMDA will give the province a new role in delivering employment benefits and support measures, as of July 1, 2009, and the ability to tailor programs to Nova Scotia's needs.
The Canada-Nova Scotia Labour Market Agreement is intended to help low-skilled and unemployed Nova Scotians, particularly groups who are under-represented in the workforce. These groups are Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, immigrants, African Nova Scotians, Acadian and francophone Nova Scotians, workers over 55 years of age, women, social assistance recipients, people who were formerly self-employed, and people who are currently employed but who have less than a Grade 12 education, who are not eligible for Employment Insurance benefits.
For further information on the Labour Market Agreement, please click on the LMA Information link on the left navigation bar.
Labour Market Programs Support System (LaMPSS) is a common system and set of business processes developed to focus on the administration of labour market programs. All applications for programs and services offered by ENS will be accepted using LaMPSS (with the exception of Apprenticeship and Seasonal Feepayer programs).