Graduate to Opportunity Program

Dear Business Owner,

Are you growing your business? Expanding your workforce? Looking for new energy and creative ideas to help drive innovation and growth?

Last month, our government launched the Graduate to Opportunity program. This program offers employers like you the chance to hire recent graduates by providing salary support for the first two years of employment.

You qualify for this program if:

  • You have fewer than 100 employees, or are a social enterprise, not-for-profit or registered charity
  • You are willing to pay at least $30,000 annually. Government will pay 25 percent of the salary in year 1, and 12.5 per cent in Year 2

You can hire anyone who has completed a post-secondary program within the last year and will live and work in Nova Scotia.

Visit, call 1-800-424-5418, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.

If you know of a business, or recent graduate that can benefit from this program, please forward this letter to them.

Thank you.


Honourable Michel P. Samson
Minister, Economic and Rural Development and Tourism
Province of Nova Scotia