Province, Halifax Partnership Working to Support Employers Fill Labour Gaps

Immigration

July 7, 2017 1:09 PM

The province and Halifax Partnership are working together to help employers attract more immigrants and fill skilled labour shortages.

A two-year agreement between the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration and the Halifax Partnership will support and advance the employer-driven Atlantic Immigration Pilot to help businesses attract and retain global talent.

“Growing the Nova Scotia economy is a top priority across government and immigration is critical to our success,” said Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab. “This partnership will make it easier for employers to access the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and help them overcome persistent labour gaps.”

Launched in March 2017, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot is an innovative partnership between the four Atlantic provinces and the Government of Canada to help businesses of all sizes attract and retain skilled foreign workers and international graduates to fill labour gaps.     

“Attracting and retaining more immigrants and connecting businesses to the talent they need to succeed is critical to the growth of our city and province,” says Ron Hanlon, president and CEO of the Halifax Partnership. “The Halifax Partnership is pleased to be working with the province to help businesses take advantage of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and attract skilled talent from around the world.”

Under the agreement with the Halifax Partnership, up to 50 employers are expected to connect with more than 450 skilled workers that they require to meet their pressing labour market needs.

Nova Scotia is also working with business organizations in other parts of the province on similar projects to help local employers fill their labour gaps.

More than 225 companies across the province have already submitted applications to participate in the program and this partnership will help bring in an additional 50 employers.
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To learn more, employers should contact the Office of Immigration at 1-877-292-9597 or email immigration@novascotia.ca.


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     The province and Halifax Partnership are working together

to help employers attract more immigrants to help fill skilled

labour shortages.

     A two-year agreement will support and advance the employer-

driven Atlantic Immigration Pilot to help businesses to attract

and retain global talent.

     Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab says growing the

Nova Scotia economy is a top priority across government and

immigration is critical to helping them succeed.

     Launched in March 2017, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot is

an innovative partnership between the Atlantic provinces and the

federal government that helps businesses of all sizes attract

and retain skilled foreign workers and international graduates

to fill labour gaps.

     Under the agreement with the Halifax Partnership, up to 50

employers are expected to connect with more than 450 skilled

workers that they require to meet their pressing labour market

needs.

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Media Contact: Daniel McNeil
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              Email: Daniel.mcneil@novascotia.ca