Diversity Talent Pool

The Nova Scotia Public Service Commission strives to create a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community it serves and to provide a respectful and inclusive workplace.

The Diversity Talent Pool is vital in increasing the representation of designated group members (women in under-represented or non-traditional roles, Aboriginals, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible persons and persons with disabilities) in our workforce.

Our primary goal is to make the Diversity Talent Pool responsive to the needs of our client Departments, Agencies, Boards and Commissions. The Diversity Talent Pool consists of resumes of pre-screened, qualified candidates within the designated groups who are seeking casual (short-term positions up to a maximum of ten weeks) positions with the Government of Nova Scotia. In turn, these short-term placements provide members of the Diversity Talent Pool with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and upgrade their skill sets.

The following links provide questions and answers to help government Departments, Agencies, Boards and Commissions and interested applicants better understand the Diversity Talent Pool and how it can work for them.

“Over the years my clients have been able to hire a number of well-qualified people from the pool. The caliber of the candidates coupled with the fast turnaround made them a viable alternative to posting the positions. In most cases, the candidates were able to secure permanent positions with the department and continue to be valued employees today.”

- Joyce Hirtle, HR Consultant

Interested Department, Agency, Board or Commission

“The Diversity Talent Pool is a wonderful stepping stone for those who are looking to enter the government. I have been gainfully employed since registering with the pool in 2004. I have worked in many divisions and in that time and I have gained a greater understanding of the complex and important work that public servants carry out on a day-to-day basis.

I am grateful that the program exists as I have had, and continue to have, many opportunities to enhance my career.”

- Debra Downey, Finance

Interested Applicant Section