Around the Province
Regions of Nova Scotia:
Northern Nova Scotia is another region where the majority of employment is in the service-producing industries. In addition to this, the goods industry also accounts for one quarter of employment, marking another significant sector in the region.
The Annapolis Valley has recently been experiencing a rise in full-time job opportunities – a positive indicator that suggests employment growth in the area. This region remains dominated by agriculturally-driven sectors, as well as construction.
Southern Nova Scotia
Strong sectors of this region, such as the goods sector, have been experiencing employment increases. Construction, forestry, fishing, mining, and oil and gas, continue to be other opportunity sectors for this area.
Cape Breton Island is experiencing gains in both full and part time employment. Health care and social service sectors, as well as public administration have all been on the rise, and it is expected that growth will continue to occur in this region into the future.
Regional ResourcesThere are also great job market resources for the specific locales in the Province. A few key resources are listed below:
- Chambers of Commerce – Most communities in Nova Scotia have a Chamber of Commerce, which many local businesses join. The Chambers provide ongoing support to employers and help develop business, trade, and the economy of that given region. This can be a useful tool for you, helping you make important connections and learn more about local business.
- Regional Development Authorities (RDAs) – This resource exists primarily for the development of businesses throughout different regions of the Province. They support new business by equipping entrepreneurs with tools for success to help them get their ideas off the ground. Whether big or small, individual venture or large enterprise, RDAs are there to help grow local businesses.
- Municipalities – Another great resource can be the municipalities themselves. The link houses a list of many municipalities across the province, designed to give you a sense of what each has to offer to help you find the best fit for your life and career.