Finding a Job
Nova Scotia has a healthy job market with opportunities in several sectors. If you’re considering working here, you have come to the right place. The following section will provide you with useful information and connect you to resources to help you search for a job.
Am I Ready to Work in Nova Scotia?
This is one of the most important questions you will ask yourself during this process. It’s necessary to consider all factors when deciding if you are ready to work in the Province. Begin by asking yourself some key questions, including:
- Do I have the skills and credentials to get a job in Nova Scotia?
- Do I have the necessary documentation to live and work in Nova Scotia legally?
- Can I sufficiently speak English or French to perform my job effectively?
If you answered “Yes” to the questions above, then you are in a great position to consider working in Nova Scotia. To help make the decision, we recommend consulting the Planning to Work in Canada workbook, published by the Government of Canada. This workbook will help to determine if Canada is a suitable place for you to live and work, and will outline many of the important steps along the way. You can document your progress and address any requirements within this downloadable tool.
The publication "Welcome to Canada: What You Should Know" may also help you determine your preparedness for working in Canada. It provides a wealth of useful information to anyone who will be moving to the country, including family members who are joining you.
The Government of Canada has put together a questionnaire that can also help in your decision. It is designed to address your individual needs as a potential immigrant. It includes information on Canadian occupation equivalencies, where to live and work, and how to apply for documentation and employment, which should give you a good idea if you are ready to live and work here.