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Career Options Nova Scotia

CO-Header-LogoCareer Options can help you find information on wages,  job prospects, and employers for over 300 occupational groups by using Quick Career Search or by going to Search Job Profiles.

You can also access information about career planning, education and training options, Nova Scotia's labour market, and other resources to help you plan your career in Halifax.

Check out these career guides:


Inside this guide you will find information on:

  • Becoming a valued employee
  • Developing relationships
  • The career management cycle
  • Making a career change
  • Troubleshooting in the workplace
  • Balancing work and life

Inside this guide you will find tips on how to:

  • Start your job search
  • Where to look for jobs
  • Build a network of people to support your job search
  • Make your resume and cover letter stand out
  • Prepare to sell yourself in an interview
  • Remain positive during your job search

Employment Nova Scotia

Employment Nova Scotia offers a range of resources, benefits and support measures to help Nova Scotians find and maintain employment.

  • Skills Development provides funding to eligible individuals who require skills training to secure employment.
  • Skills Up! is a program that offers financial assistance to help eligible African Nova Scotians get the training they need for good jobs.
  • Seasonal Feepayer is a program of Employment Nova Scotia which allows laid off workers to invest in their own training if they choose and continue to draw out their regular Employment Insurance benefits while in training.
  • The Career Transition Assistance measure is designed to help Long-Tenured Employees improve their chances of finding other long-term work.
  • Self Employment is a program that provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to help them create jobs for themselves by starting a business
  • Nova Scotia's education and apprenticeship system can help you get the training and experience you need to become a professional, skilled tradesperson who enjoys a great career.

Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information can provide both employers and job seekers with high quality information about labour market trends in local Nova Scotia communities and across the country. This information is invaluable if you are deciding on a career.