We are happy to announce that the Government of Nova Scotia will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Dublin. They will be recruiting on behalf of companies in the province on Saturday 13th October at Croke Park’s Hogan Suite.
Where is Nova Scotia?
Nova Scotia is located on Canada’s east coast. Here, you’ll find something for everyone. Known for spectacular scenery, thriving and diverse cultures,quality of life, low cost of living, world renowned educational institutions, a growing economy and welcoming communities. Nova Scotia is a place where there’s time for both work and play.
Halifax, with a population of over 400,000 people, is Nova Scotia’s largest city and its political capital. It is also one of Canada’s major seaports and a main gateway to the Atlantic Ocean.
Halifax is the capital and one of Canada’s most important ports, especially for new immigrants. Halifax’s Pier 21, which was once the main entry point for newcomers to Canada, is now an immigration museum.
As a provincial capital, government at all levels is an important employer in the Halifax area.
Halifax is also home to central operations for Canada’s Department of National Defense. Another major employer in the city is the Port of Halifax, one of the most important ports in North America. Like any major modern city, Halifax is home to a thriving service industry and many private sector companies.
Halifax is a center for learning and culture. The city is home to a large number of post-secondary institutions, most notably Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University. The community enjoys a bustling artistic scene, one which produces some of Canada’s top musicians. Halifax has also grown recent years as a center for film production.
Economy and Employment
Nova Scotia has a very diverse economy. It includes key industries in the service, manufacturing and cultural sectors. Current priority sectors in Nova Scotia are healthcare, early childhood education, IT and trucking.
Nova Scotia has a highly-developed forestry sector as well as a highly specialized commercial agriculture sector. The mining sector is dominated by coal production. The province of Nova Scotia has recently begun to benefit from the extensive exploration of offshore oil and gas has been undertaken in the past decade.
Tourism is also an important sector in the provincial economy. Over two million visitors come to Nova Scotia each year, many of which come from outside Canada.
Whether you’re living in an urban centre or nestled in one of the many welcoming rural communities, you’ll discover an opportunity to start something new. There’s room for everyone in Nova Scotia to feel at home, in a place that welcomes you to share your ideas, use your skills, and pursue your passion.