Build Your Career in Halifax


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Building professional connections is critical to career success. Whether you are actively pursuing career opportunities or exploring options, it is never too early to start growing your professional network in Halifax.

Our Connector Program can match and connect you with local professionals who will help you quickly build your local network.




What is Connector Program?


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.


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In 2021-22, 66.7% of our Connectees found jobs in their field – our highest annual success rate to date


How Does It Work?

Build your network in 3 simple steps:

Match

You'll be matched with a Connector based on industry experience and professional background. Once the connection has been made, you'll receive an introduction email to set up a virtual meeting with your Connector.

Connect

You'll meet with your Connector for 30 minutes online, over the phone, or in-person to discuss industry trends, skills and areas of expertise, related news, current market demands, and hidden job opportunities in Halifax.

Refer

Your Connector will refer you to a minimum of three people in their network. These referrals may be other potential employers or influential leaders within their industry.


Note: The Connector team is working remotely and continuing to match and support Connectors and Connectees virtually. Meetings between Connectors & Connectees can be held in-person or virtually at the discretion of the two participants.


Program Eligibility

To become a Connectee, you have to be a landed immigrant in Nova Scotia, local graduate or international graduate from one of the accredited post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia:


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 within 6 months of completing post-secondary education.
  • 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 within 6 months of completing post-secondary education
  • Hold a valid work permit for Nova Scotia
  • Currently living in Halifax with the intent to work and stay
  • Have sufficient English language capability
  • Currently unemployed or underemployed

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)

  • “Being a Connector is a simple ask. I meet with great people who want to build their lives here in Halifax and try to point them in the right direction. More often than not, I learn just as much, if not more, from them.”

    - N. Misener (Connector)

  • “I am a Connector because it is my passion to connect people. Con-necting people with jobs, networks or information that can somehow as-sist them as they move forward in a new country, a new city or new phase of their life is incredibly rewarding! If I can do anything to help even one person grow their network, get connected with a job opportunity or advance themselves in some way then the effort is 100% worth it. “Being a Connector is a simple ask. I meet with great people who want to build their lives here in Halifax and try to point them in the right direction. More often than not, I learn just as much, if not more, from them.”

    - M. Mullock (Connector)

 

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Nathan Laird

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