The Sobeys
Supports Program

Investing in our community. Supporting local business.

The heart, home and head office of our business is in Pictou County, N.S.

Sobeys Inc. is providing additional support to Stellarton-based employees transitioning out of the organization to pursue skills retraining or small business start-up or expansion.

We’re committed to supporting the local economy
during this time of change.

The Sobeys
Supports Program

Investing in our community. Supporting local business.

The heart, home and head office of our business is in Pictou County, N.S. 

Sobeys Inc. is providing additional support to Stellarton-based employees transitioning out of the organization to pursue skills or small business start-up or expansion.

We’re committed to supporting the local economyduring this time of change.

Apply for Support

Find out if you qualify:

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HOW WE'RE
HELPING

Education Assistance

100 per cent of tuition is covered, in two instalments, for the duration of any NSCC program of their choice, for employees impacted by the restructuring.

Small Business Loans

Up to a maximum of $300,000 for former employees starting their own business, or businesses hiring employees impacted by the restructuring. Sobeys will partner with Scotiabank to subsidize loans for those eligible.

WHO CAN
QUALIFY?

Any employee impacted by the restructuring and departing from Sobeys Inc. Stellarton offices.

Businesses hiring former Sobeys Inc. employees in the counties of Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough, Colchester
and Cumberland.

Contact us to find out more.

Contact

FAQ

How can I learn more about the Sobeys Supports Program?

For more information or to take advantage of this program, please email us at sobeys.supports@sobeys.com or call 902-752-8371.

Who is eligible to participate in the Sobeys Supports Program?

Any Stellarton-based employee impacted by the restructuring as part of Project Sunrise is eligible to participate in this program.

How long do I have to apply?

We know the decision to go back to school or start your own business takes time and careful consideration. At this time, there is no deadline to apply – Sobeys is committed to supporting you as you transition out of the Company and to your next opportunity. Reach out when you’re ready to discuss how we can support you with pursuing skills retraining or starting your own business.

Can I work while taking a program at NSCC?

Yes, you can work while pursuing your studies. Education support is applicable for programs of up to two years through NSCC. Sobeys will cover 50 per cent of the tuition fee upon enrolment and the remaining 50 per cent upon the successful completion of all program requirements.

What types of retraining programs are eligible?

The choice is yours. Education assistance is available for any program of up to two-years through NSCC.

What if the program I want to take is not offered through NSCC?

Other select programs, with similar skills retraining, may also be considered for education assistance. Please contact us to learn more.

Are any other resources offered if I want to start my own business such as business planning, accounting, etc.?

Visit the websites listed below for more information on government supports available to you.

I am an existing business owner. What support is available to me to expand my business?

Support is available to businesses hiring former Sobeys employees impacted by the recent restructuring, but eligibility will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to learn more.

ADDITIONAL
SUPPORT

Department of Labour and Advanced Education

Working to provide fairness and prosperity to all Nova Scotians

Employment
Nova Scotia

Helping Nova Scotians meet their full employment potential.

Nova Scotia Works – Career Connections

Committed to providing inclusive employment services.

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Helping businesses across the
province grow.
Contact NSBI:

Pictou / Antigonish / Guysborough
Lynn Coffin
Business Development Advisor
902-755-7040
lcoffin@nsbi.ca

Cumberland / Colchester
David Copus
Business Development Advisor
902-893-6156
dcopus@nsbi.ca

CONTACT US

Sobeys Inc.
115 King Street
Stellarton, Nova Scotia
B0K 1S0

Phone: 902-752-8371
Email: sobeys.supports@sobeys.com

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