Employment Assistance Services (of the suite of federally funded, provincially delivered programs known as Employment Benefits and Support Measures or EBSMs) are agreements for service negotiated between Employment Nova Scotia and community organizations to provide employment services to unemployed persons. Funding is for eligible expenses to enable organizations to offer employment assistance services to unemployed persons legally entitled to work in Canada. These services may include: provision and sharing of labour market information, employment needs assessment, career planning, employment counselling, job developing and coaching, diagnostic assessment, job search skills, job finding clubs, job placement services, development of a Return to Work Action Plan, case management and follow-up of a participant in an employment program. In order to receive funds, an Employment Nova Scotia Program Officer meets with the organization to develop the terms of the Employment Assistance Services agreement.
An unemployed client will be provided with employment services, enabling him/ her to find and maintain long-term employment. Although economic development is not a planned element of this program, project activities might have a positive effect on the local economy.
Provincial or subnational