Immigration Labour Market Integration Funding Program

The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration Labour Market Integration Program helps organizations in the provide services to immigrants (including refugees) to: increase their participation in the workforce, enhance skills development programs, facilitate upward workforce mobility, and provide information on labour market choices.


The 2020-2022 Immigration Labour Market Integration Funding Program call for proposals covers the period April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022.

The application deadline is December 20, 2019, at midnight.

Pending availability of funding, an additional opportunity to submit applications may occur.

Before applying for funding, fully review the Immigration Labour Market Integration Funding Program Guidelines (2020-22).  This document explains the application process in detail. In addition, it outlines how to use the documents listed below.

Applications are available online through the Labour Market Program Support System (LaMPSS) at All applicants must be registered users of LaMPSS in order to apply for funding.

If you have any questions about LaMPSS, please contact

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.he general call for proposals for the fiscal years 2020-22 is now open.

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. Under WDA, Canada provides annual funding to Nova Scotia for programs and services for low-skilled employed workers and unemployed Nova Scotians.Under the Workforce Development Agreement, immigrants (including refugees) have been identified as a targeted population group who may benefit from WDA 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.

As such, WDA-funded 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.