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Career Planning

We support job seekers with job searching, career planning and skills development.  We help you can set and meet your employment/career goals.

Career exploration is often a lifelong process. In today’s economy it has become necessary to identify several different career options. Our staff will assist with the challenging and overwhelming process of career exploration and job searching to ensure your success.

Where do you want to work? What are you interested in? What type of work is in demand? What do different types of work pay? What’s your best option? We can help you.

Case Managers

Case management is a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services required to meet a client’s needs. Your Case Manager will help you come up with a plan and help you complete the steps needed for you to be successful. Sometimes a plan includes creating a resume, preparing for an interview or accessing funding to return to school.  As your needs and experience changes your plan will need adjusting and your Case Manager will help you develop a new plan. Our goal is to help you find and maintain employment to fit your full capacity. Your Case Manager will be an excellent source of information and support when you are making your own decisions.

Career Counsellors

Your Career Counsellor will use conversation along with aptitude exercises and achievement assessments, to help discover your interests, skills, values, abilities and overall personality. During the sessions with your Career Counsellor, you will receive guidance and information about career opportunities or training/educational programs. You may also gain additional job search skills, such as interviewing and networking. You will be encouraged to set realistic goals and make responsible choices. Career counselling will help you achieve ultimate success in the job market.

 

Employment Nova Scotia Funding Programs

  • Skills Development
    is an employment program that provides financial assistance to unemployed eligible participants who need to learn additional basic to advanced skills development training to help find work.
  • Fast Forward
    provides an opportunity for individuals who are in receipt of regular Employment Insurance benefits to attend approved training for the duration of their claim.
  • START Program
    is an employment program that encourages employers to hire unemployed Nova Scotians requiring work experience resulting in good jobs for Nova Scotians and good employees for employers.
  • Job Creation Partnerships
    is an employment program designed to support projects that will provide eligible participants with meaningful work experience that will improve their employment prospects.

Other Wage Subsidized Opportunities

  • Work Smarts
    Are you a recent graduate and looking for relevant work experience? Work Smarts could give you the opportunity you need to kick start your career!
  • Graduate to Opportunity
    Employers have the opportunity to hire a recent graduate and the Government of Nova Scotia will cover a portion of the salary