Background

The Employer Advisor Nova Scotia Society is here to assist Nova Scotia employers and employer associations. We are a not for profit society, providing Nova Scotia employers advocacy for key issues.

    • Education programs
    • Statutory interpretation
    • Current issues consultations
    • Information and explanation regarding the application and administration of the WCB, WCAT, OHS, Labour Board, Employment Standards and Human Rights Acts
    • WCB Board policies, Human Resources and Employment procedures, practices and development of workplace policies
    • Assistance with complex claims and WCB rate assessment navigation
    • Return to work and disability case management
    • WCB/OHS appeal support

Over 70,000 employers do business in Nova Scotia, each requiring different levels of support and assistance.

Programs and Services

Many of our services and programs are free to employers and businesses do not need to be registered with WCB in order to access OEA.

Our knowledgeable advisors are here to assist your business and our education programs are tailored to ever changing employer needs. Need assistance and want to speak to an Employer Advisor or schedule an info session for yourself or your management team? Call us today!

The regulatory challenges and complexities faced by Nova Scotia employers make the OEA a necessity. With an ever-changing regulatory and business environment- the timing for such a program couldn't be better. Nova Scotia is one of the last provinces to implement an OEA; having existed in various forms throughout Canada since the early 1980s. After 15 years of lobbying by employer groups, the Office of the Employer Advisor became a reality to employers, as a pilot program, in May 2008. In 2011, the OEA received a commitment from the OHS Division and the Worker's Compensation Board to make the program permanent.

Operating through a funding agreement with WCB, the OEA is administratively separate from government and is a registered not for profit with Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies.

The OEA was designed to:

  • Increase employer understanding and involvement in WSIS
  • Encourage and ensure the right decisions are being made.
  • Advocate for employers.
  • Make recommendations for improvement to the overall system.
  • Provide employer focused training
  • Support and Advocate for Return to Work
  • Promote healthy and safe workplaces and workplace practices.

Who We Are

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