New NS college rules

Tight new rules governing private colleges in Nova Scotia mean some prospective students are getting sobering information about the future chances of landing a job in their field.

A number of programs at Nova Scotia colleges have had conditions imposed on them by the province.

Before enrolling for certain programs at some private colleges, students must sign letters acknowledging they may have to move away to find employment, or that they don’t even need the course to get a job in their desired line of work.

The province has ordered one college to tell new students that the job prospects are poor in the Maritimes for graduates of two of its programs.