Invest In Your Business. Invest In A Graduate

Would you like some financial help with the next person you hire?

The province’s Graduate to Opportunity program helps small businesses hire recent university and college graduates by providing salary support for the first two years of employment -- 25% the first year -- 35% if the new grad is a member of designated diversity group – and 12.5% of the second year’s salary for new jobs paying at least $30,000.

The Department of Labour and Advanced Education says that applications are normally approved within days.

It’s available to companies of 100 employees or less, start-ups, non-profits and social enterprises.

Employers say the financial incentive can make a real difference and their recent grads can bring enthusiasm, creativity and skill to the workplace. 

Find out more at, or call (902)424-6000.