Graduate to Opportunity Innovate

Application Form
Youth Initiatives Labour, Skills and Immigration
  • Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Program Guidelines were updated on January 31, 2024 and contain important new information.

Before you begin:

Download the Guidelines from the program website below. Please review the guidelines carefully and prepare or gather any supplemental documents that must be submitted with the application.
The position you are requesting funding for must:

- be new to your organization (GTO cannot be used to fill vacancies)
- be full time and permanent
- be focused on innovation
- pay at least $60,000 per year

Website: https://novascotia.ca/programs/graduate-to-opportunity/

Required Documents

To apply, you need a copy of your organization's T4 Summary (document category: supplementary information) and a completed Innovation Plan. You can download the Innovation Plan from the program website. If you do not have a T4 summary, please contact us:
Phone: 902 424-6000
Toll Free: 1-800-424-5418
Fax: 902 428-2037
Email: yepinfo@novascotia.ca

Because Graduate to Opportunity agreements run for two years, we require a separate application for each position that you wish to receive GTO funding

The graduate you hire cannot start work until your application is approved. You may not apply for GTO if the graduate you want to hire is already a full-time employee.

Required Documents

  • Innovation Plan
  • Supplementary Information

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