Tap into Our Talent Pipeline

Take your business to the next level with Halifax's wealth of diverse, pre-qualified and loyal talent.

Hire Global Talent in Halifax

Employers in Nova Scotia can use the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) and the Global Talent Stream to hire international workers to fill immediate labour needs. The Halifax Partnership can help you find which program suits your needs and guide and support your business through these processes.

Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)

The permanent Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) was launched on January 1, 2022. The AIP is a federal immigration stream that helps employers in Atlantic Canada recruit skilled foreign talent and international graduates to meet their labour needs.

This new employer-driven program builds on the success of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), which closed in 2021. Participants in the AIPP must reapply to use the permanent Atlantic Immigration Program.

Global Talent Stream

As a Designated Referral Partner, the Halifax Partnership refers eligible Halifax employers and helps guide them through the application process. The Global Talent Stream:

  • Allows your business to hire a Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) to fill unique and specialized positions
  • Helps your business expand and compete on a global scale
  • Allows certain skilled workers to obtain a work permit within two weeks of applying

The Halifax Partnership's Talent Specialist is here to help your business navigate through the process of hiring international talent with the Global Talent Stream and Atlantic Immigration Program.

Contact Robyn Webb to learn more.

Connect with Emerging and International Talent in Halifax

The Connector Program matches new immigrants and recent graduates (Connectees) in Halifax with established business and community leaders (Connectors) like you. Connectors are you and me. They’re business owners and operators, managers, civil servants and community leaders. Whether you only have a few years of experience or are a C-level executive, we all have the potential to be Connectors, and it pays off for everyone involved.

What we can do to help:

  • Connect you to a diverse talent pool of pre-screened local and international graduates and skilled immigrants
  • Offer a meaningful, “light ask” volunteer experience that has a big impact on our community.
  • Provide an opportunity to demonstrate leadership by increasing inclusion, diversity and talent retention
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Program staff meet with Connectees to discuss their backgrounds and ensure they’re “job ready”. Each Connectee is matched with a Connector based on industry experience and professional backgrounds. An introduction email is sent to the Connector and Connectee to set up a meeting.

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The Connector and Connectee meet for 30 minutes online or over the phone to discuss industry details, skills and areas of expertise, related news, current market demands and hidden job opportunities in Halifax.

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Connectors then refer the Connectee to a minimum of three people in their network. These referrals may be potential employers, influential leaders within their industry or others who may benefit from meeting with a skilled professional.

Learn more about Connector Program results from the past year

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As a Connector, you can access a wealth of diverse, pre-qualified job seekers while enjoying the experience of giving back to the community and making an impact.

Contact Nathan Laird to learn more.

Strengthen Immigrant Inclusion

Adding diverse perspectives and fostering an inclusive workplace can be challenging for businesses. That's why we've collaborated with partners across the country to create resources to help employers bolster immigration inclusion.

Employer Playbook: Strategies for Immigrant Inclusion in Canadian Workplaces

Get accessible, actionable strategies to bolster immigrant inclusion in your organization. This Employer Playbook offers easy-to-implement strategies and tips—from recruiting and hiring to onboarding and integrating—to support employers and HR professionals.

National Employer Online Learning Hub

Access resources for attracting, hiring, training and retaining qualified immigrant talent through this online hub. Developed in collaboration with 8 Immigrant Employment Councils across Canada, the hub offers a comprehensive library on best practices for immigrant inclusion.



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