News release

Younger Workers Exploring Nova Scotia Government Careers

Government is opening its doors to showcase public service careers to younger workers.

Today, Nov. 6, more than 800 university, community college students and members of the public attended the province’s second annual career fair. Attendees explored exhibits featuring a variety of jobs, met with recruiters to set up their online job profiles and learned how to strengthen their resumes and interview skills.

“We are always looking for new ways to encourage younger workers to choose our public service as a place to build their career,” said Public Service Commission Minister Tony Ince. “Younger workers bring new ideas, enthusiasm and creativity into the workplace.”

Today was also Take Our Kids to Work day where Grade 9 students joined their parents/guardians who work for the public service. These students were able to explore the exhibits at the career fair and experience a day in the life of a government professional.

Government has been focused on attracting and retaining younger workers.

Quick Facts:

  • entry-level positions for younger workers and people with less experience are posted throughout the year
  • since 2015, the province has helped younger workers secure entry-level positions by removing barriers like unnecessary experience requirements in job postings
  • between Nov. 1, 2015 and Oct. 1, 2019, the province has posted over 10,000 positions, of these 40 per cent were filled by younger workers. A third of the positions filled by younger workers were permanent
  • between Nov. 1, 2015 and Oct. 1, 2019, the province has hired more than 2,900 younger workers. Some younger workers were hired for more than one position during the time period
  • between Nov. 1, 2015 and Oct. 1, 2019, the province has filled 1,193 positions for co-op terms, internships, apprenticeships and summer students. 365 of the positions were filled in 2019

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