Are you a current post-secondary student or recent graduate? Want a chance to win $1,000? Enter the annual #HireMeHalifax pitch competition for your chance to win and get noticed by local Halifax employers

Get Noticed by Halifax Employers

From February 12 to March 9, submit your best elevator pitch telling Halifax employers why they need you on their team. What makes you stand out from the crowd? How can your skill set benefit a business? Your pitch should highlight your search for either full-time employment or experiential learning opportunities (such as co-ops, internships, or apprenticeships).

A panel of business leaders will select the top 10 pitches and those contestants will pitch live at the #HireMeHalifax networking event on March 26. There, you will meet and network with 100+ Halifax employers.

Three winners will be awarded $1,000, $300 and $200 cash prizes!

This year, we are pleased to present a special additional prize in partnership with Stantec. Students who enter a #HireMeHalifax pitch video and meet the following criteria are also automatically entered for a chance to win the Stantec Bursary Award of $1,000:

  • A current post-secondary student in a STEM field
  • Returning for at least one more year of studies
  • An immigrant or newcomer to Canada

How to Submit a Pitch

Grab your smartphone and shoot a quick video telling Halifax employers why you should be their next hire. Think of it this way: if you met the CEO of your dream company and had only 30 seconds to introduce yourself, what would you say? What would you want them to remember about you?

Your pitch should include:

  1. Your name
  2. Your degree and field of work
  3. Whether you’re in search of a full-time or experiential learning opportunity
  4. Your career ambitions
  5. The type of company you want to work with
  6. What makes you stand out (relevant experience, soft and hard skills)

Pitch Criteria:

  • No more than 30 seconds long
  • Highlights your skills and what you can offer a business
  • Professional language and presentation
  • Business attire

Upload your video to YouTube and submit it. Select videos that meet the above criteria will be posted on the Partnership's social media platforms. This is your opportunity to pitch your skills to more than 20,000 people.

Read Contest Rules & Submission Guidelines »

Attend the Networking Event

Save the date for the #HireMeHalifax networking event on March 26 for your chance to meet some of the top youth employers in Halifax. The best way to find a job is to get out there and meet people in your industry! In previous years, many attendees have landed interviews and some were even hired as a result of connections made at this event!


Brush up on your networking skills

Learn how to make a great first impression, successfully network, and set yourself up for future success. Attend the free Networking Workshop, hosted by the Halifax Partnership’s Connector team. Contact Nada Halaweh to sign up.



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