Join an Agency, Board or Commission

From our partners at the NS Department of Labour & Advanced Education:

Dear Stakeholder,

The Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education is seeking your assistance in getting the word out and encouraging others to apply to current provincial agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs) positions becoming available in the next 12 months. Please also consider applying yourself.

We need people from all communities and walks of life to serve on provincial ABCs.

Applications are currently being accepted for a wide variety of volunteer opportunities with more than 150 ABCs, including the Arbitration Advisory Committee, Student Aid Appeal Committee and Labour Board.

There are many benefits to serving on a provincial ABC. Board members learn new skills, add to their experience and qualifications and develop new contacts that can in turn be applied in their professional careers. In addition, some boards offer a small per diem for members.

The list of current opportunities is available online at https://novascotia.ca/apps/abc/CurrentOpportunities.aspx. Please note that the list will change slightly as vacancies are filled and others open up unexpectedly.

Individuals interested in submitting their name for appointment consideration are required to apply through the online ABC web application system (attached is an overview to the process). The system enables applicants to more easily:

  • Search current opportunities
  • Submit applications and reapplications for ABC appointments
  • Monitor the status of current applications and appointments
  • Review their appointments history
  • Update personal contact information and resume

We are also actively seeking applications from members of key demographic groups like young Nova Scotians, women, Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous people, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible people, persons with disabilities, Acadian Nova Scotians, immigrants and newcomers and persons from the 2SLGBTQ+ community.