Immigration Labour Market Integration Program

The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration’s Immigration Labour Market Integration Program assists organizations in the provision of services to immigrants (including refugees) to: increase their participation in the workforce, enhance the quality of skills development programs available, facilitate upward workforce mobility, and provide the information necessary for them to make informed labour market choices.

This program is funded under the Canada-Nova Scotia Workforce Development Agreement (WDA) supported by the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia. The Government of Canada will provide annual funding to Province of Nova Scotia for programs and services for low-skilled employed workers and unemployed Nova Scotians. 

Under the Workforce Development Agreement (WDA), immigrants (including refugees) have been identified as a targeted population group who may benefit from program interventions. Immigrants (including refugees) are twice as likely as Canadian-born workers to have a low income, and even though recent immigrants (including refugees) have higher education levels than their Canadian counterparts, they earn only about 60% of what Canadian born workers make.

Skilled immigrant workers arrive in Nova Scotia with significant education and work experience but continue to face specific challenges such as credentials recognition and language ability that impede successful workplace integration, which prevents them from reaching their full potential. Their limited language skills also lead them to low-skilled employment situations, non-promotion, poor job reviews, isolation, and job stagnation.

Programs are available to immigrants (including refugees) with higher levels of education and work experience who are employed in low-skilled occupations because their credentials are not recognized in Nova Scotia or language barriers prevent employment in their chosen field.

All partners in the funding process share responsibility for outcomes.


The general call for proposals for the period of 2018-20 is now closed.

The 2018-2020 Immigration Labour Market Integration Funding Program Call for Proposals covers the period of April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2020.

Program Guidelines and Application Attachment

Before applying for funding, fully review the Immigration Labour Market Integration Program Guidelines 2018-2020 (en français). This document explains the application process in detail. In addition, it outlines how to use the Itemized Budget Breakdown Workbook (MS Word) (en français - MS Word).
Further Information

If you have any questions about the LaMPSS system, please contact

  • LaMPSS Operations Support
    Toll Free: 1-877-404-7074
    Metro: (902) 424-1075

For all other questions contact your Agreement Manager, or e-mail:, (902) 424-5230, toll free 1 (877) 292-9597.