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Nova Scotia Government
Tracey Thomas, co-chair of the Diversity Round Table at the Nova Scotia Government  

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

Here are some of the reasons why Nova Scotia Government was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • Nova Scotia Government maintains departmental diversity committees and hosts a Diversity Round Table, an interdepartmental forum on diversity and inclusion
  • In addition to employing a Senior Consultant of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, the Nova Scotia Government created formal guidelines to support trans and gender variant employees -- the organization also maintains inclusive language guidelines as well as guidelines for inclusive facilitation, such as inclusive teaching strategies
  • Nova Scotia Government manages an immigrant workplace placement program offered in partnership with Immigrant Services Association Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Government employee Enrique Ferreol is co-chair of Pride Nova Scotia  
"I think the most important lesson I've learned is that our work on building awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion is a critical starting point. To have diversity and inclusion supported and embraced in our workplace and communities, we need to engage with others to co-create resources and address systemic barriers. The results we'd all like to see will only come to life when we collaborate with our colleagues, senior leaders, other networks, other departments and our communities." Maria T., Co-chair of the Diversity Committee at the Department of Labour and Advanced Education


Industry Provincial Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 9,454
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Director, Respectful Workplace and Corporate Diversity
Formal commitment diversity and social equity steering committee (provides strategic direction and leadership on corporate diversity and social equity issues), Deputy Minister Champion of Diversity and Social Equity, Deputy Minister Champion of Diversity Round Table
Employee resource groups LGBTI Network, Immigrant and Newcomer Network, African Canadian Women in Public Service Network, Disability Employee Network, First Nations/L'nu Network, GoverNext (young people)
Diversity training and awareness training on respectful workplace, diversity and employment equity
Diversity highlights early adopter of National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, participates in a national case study on psychological health and safety organized by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Pathways to Advancement program for employees who self-identify as a member of an equity group, hosted its second bi-annual diversity conference, Positive Space program

The Career Directory

Nova Scotia Government has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Shalini Richards, HR Business Partner at the Nova Scotia Government

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Provincial Government
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS
Full-time employees in Canada 5,000 to 10,000
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited

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