Pre & Post Employment Services & Programs

Nova Scotia Works

Nova Scotia Works is a one-stop job search and career advice resource, helping Nova Scotians reach their employment goals.

By connecting with Nova Scotia Works, you will meet with a certified career practitioner for an orientation on their services and to discuss your career needs. You will begin to develop a return to work action plan right away, with clear next steps. 

These steps may include: job search strategies, career exploration, interview preparation, short or long-term training, as well as, access to funding opportunities to start a business, access training or gain work experience. Nova Scotia Works also offers job development services to individuals who are work ready but are having difficulty marketing themselves to potential employers. 

Nova Scotia Works helps with:

  • Creating your resume and cover letter 
  • Preparing for an interview 
  • Participating in a workshop 
  • Applying for funding programs, and much more

To find the Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre closest to you, click here.

Horizon Achievement Centre

The Horizon Achievement Centre is a vocational training and employment service centre for adults with intellectual disabilities or those facing multiple barriers to employment, residing within the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.  Visit the Horizon Achievement Centre website here.

Women Unlimited

The Women Unlimited Association is a not-for-profit women’s organization in Nova Scotia that promotes the full participation of women in trades and technology.  They work with industry, governments, educational institutions and the community to address the systemic barriers that limit the participation of diverse women in these fields.

Visit Women Unlimited’s website for Programs and Services here

Pathways to Employment

Pathways to Employment is a not-for-profit social enterprise that helps individuals living with mental illness find meaningful, supported employment through our social businesses. They also provide a variety of education and training programs to help participants prepare for employment.

​Visit Pathways to Employment website here.

Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office

The Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office  is a not-for-profit organization established originallyto advocate for meaningful participation in the $400 million local project. They have taken the success and experience gained from that project and applied it to finding new opportunities for businesses in various sectors, while providing people with training for skilled, well-paying jobs.

Visit Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office website here


The provincial YMCA Settlement Program provides place-based settlement and languages support to Immigrant, Refugees, and their families who are new to communities outside of HRM. They work with local partners to create welcoming communities and have staff in multiple smaller centres across the province. Click here for more information.

Cape Breton Island Centre for Immigration

The Cape Breton Island Centre for Immigration is dedicated to welcoming newcomers to Cape Breton Island. They work to orient, support, connect, advocate on behalf of, and otherwise meet the needs of newcomers in service of their successful settlement in Cape Breton. Click here for more information.

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Last Modified: September 16, 2021