Looking For Work

Job hunting can be a full-time job.  Whether you are a student, a recent graduate, have been out of the workforce for some time, or simply looking for a career change – remember that looking for work is not rocket science – it is about effort and intention.

Nova Scotia’s economy is changing and growing.  We need skilled people to fill jobs in all sectors.  Even in a labour market like this, with current shortages in many sectors, it is not always easy to find the right job.  There are steps you can take to improve your chances of landing just the right position here in Nova Scotia.  The right resume, the right skills, the right target organization… it takes a lot of pieces, and often a lot of patience, to complete the job search puzzle!

It has been said that luck is when preparation meets opportunity.  The same can be said of looking for work.  If you are well prepared and do your research, you will be prepared to act when the right opportunity arises.  Looking for work is a full-time job, but does not have to be a stressful experience.

This section contains the following information that will help you in your search for work:

  • the skills required for the workforce
  • how to identify job opportunities
  • how to write resumes and cover letters
  • how to prepare for an interview
  • links to job search sites
  • information for immigrants

To search for actual opportunities available click on the Job Search Sites link.


For links to relevant job search resources visit our publications page.