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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.

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 need our 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.

Connect with Emerging Talent Online with Connector+

Connector+ is an app that builds professional networks. Modeled after the successful face-to-face Connector Program, Connector+ matches soon-to-be and recent graduates (Connectees) with established business and community leaders (Connectors) like you.

This informal networking program is as simple as having a 30-minute 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 your community.

You can choose how and when you meet depending on your preference and where in Nova Scotia you're located.


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

The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration and Population Growth (NSIPG) will be accepting designation applications under this pilot program until June 30, 2021. We are excited for the new Atlantic Immigration Program to launch January 1, 2022, and will be sharing information on the new program as it becomes available.

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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 Al Tek 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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