Tap into our Talent Pipeline

Access a wealth of diverse, pre-qualified and loyal talent ready to take your business to the next level.

Connect with Emerging and International Talent

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.

This informal networking program is as simple as having a cup of coffee and a chat, and then offering three contacts from your network that your Connectee can also get in touch with. These introductions help Connectees build their professional network, increasing their chances of finding meaningful employment in Halifax.

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

Although face-to-face networking is not possible at this time, the Connector team is continuing to match and support Connectors and Connectees to meet online. More than ever, new graduates, young professionals, and newcomers will need your support to make connections in Halifax.

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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.

Access Students and Recent Graduates

Halifax has a wealth of young talent – local and international graduates and students with drive and enthusiasm who can make an incredible impact on your business. Explore our comprehensive hiring guide including a full list of incentive programs available in Nova Scotia. Together, we can make our city a magnet for young talent.

Fill Labour Gaps with Global Talent

Employers in Nova Scotia can use the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) Program 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.

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

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

The Halifax Partnership SmartBusiness Team will assist you with the AIP employer designation process and support you through your endorsement and beyond. AIP benefits your company by:

  • Speeding up processing and giving candidates a work permit while waiting for permanent residency
  • Allowing you to skip the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process if your efforts to hire locally have been unsuccessful
  • Enabling you to hire recent international graduates from Atlantic Canadian universities
  • Giving you access to permanent intermediate-skilled labour as well as highly-skilled workers

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Province of Nova Scotia

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 Pilot Program.

Contact Sandra Macdonald-Clahane to Learn More.



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