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Professional connections are critical to career success. We help emerging talent like you build a network in Halifax, increasing your chance of finding employment in your field.


Halifax Connector Program

Connect with local business leaders

Presented by RBC Future Launch, our award-winning Connector Program helps new immigrants and recent graduates grow their professional network in Halifax. This highly effective networking program will put you directly in touch with Connectors—business owners and operators, managers, civil servants and community leaders—who work in the same field as you.

Meeting with your Connector will enhance your networking skills, build your professional network, improve your job search in Halifax, and connect you to hidden job opportunities.

The Connector Program is primarily focused on the following growing IT, Financial Services, and Ocean industries.

Match

We match each Connectee with a Connector based on industry experience and professional backgrounds. Once the connection has been made, an introduction email is sent to the Connector and Connectee to set up a meeting.

Connect

The Connector and Connectee meet for 30 minutes in the Connector’s workplace or a coffee shop to discuss industry trends, skills and areas of expertise, related news, current market demands and hidden job opportunities in Halifax.

Refer

The Connector then refers the Connectee to a minimum of three people in their network. These referrals may be potential employers or influential leaders within their industry.

Program Eligibility

Interested in becoming a Connectee? Find out if you are eligible to participate.

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Immigrants

  • Have completed at least one year of a post-secondary education or training program
  • Hold a valid work permit and have immigrated to Canada within the last five years
  • Currently living in Halifax with the intent to work and stay
  • Have sufficient English or French language capability
  • Currently unemployed or underemployed

Local Graduates

  • Have recently completed or are in the final year of a post-secondary degree or diploma
  • Have less than 3 years’ work experience and are actively pursuing a career
  • Currently living in Halifax with the intent to work and stay
  • Currently unemployed or underemployed

International Graduates

  • Have recently completed or are in the final year of a post-secondary degree or diploma
  • Hold a valid work permit for Nova Scotia
  • Currently living in Halifax with the intent to work and stay
  • Have sufficient English or French language capability
  • Currently unemployed or underemployed

Ready to get started?

Contact Nathan Laird using the form below.

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The Connector Program Works

  • “The [Connector] Program has been a great source of motivation and inspiration in my journey. They kept me driven and encouraged me in looking for employers which suited my profile. Halifax Partnership is a great source of opportunities for new immigrants, for connecting them to the right job prospect and employers which suits their best interest and experiences.”

    M. Siddiqui (Connectee)

  • “I want to personally thank you and the Halifax Connector program for your help. It was thanks to you that I was able to get this awesome opportunity in my field, which before joining the program seemed something impossible given how niche my skill set is.”

    - J. Perez (Connectee)

  • In 2018-19, 50.8% of Connectees found jobs in their field – our highest annual success rate to date!

 

Reach out to us

Nathan Laird

Program Manager, Connector Program

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Thank you for your interest in the Halifax Connector Program. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible. If you haven't heard back from us within 5 business days, please check your spam folder.

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