Attract and Retain Talent

 

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GOAL 2 - GROW HALIFAX'S LABOUR FORCE TO 271,000 BY 2021

 

 

 Objective 2.1 - Create opportunities for youth, including international students, to put down roots in Halifax
26. Develop a mobile technology application to connect local and international graduates to the networks and resources needed to build a career in Halifax.
Halifax Partnership
 
27. Continue the Connector Program to connect local and international graduates, young professionals and immigrants to the labour force. Halifax Partnership
 
28. Continue the Welcome Like No Other Program to help international students and immigrants settle in Halifax. HRM & Halifax Partnership
 

Objective 2.2 - Attract immigrants and expatriates to Halifax

29. Develop and implement a multi-year plan to attract expatriates back to Halifax. Halifax Partnership
 
30. Support businesses in meeting their labour shortage needs by connecting them to international talent through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.
Halifax Partnership
 
31. Leverage Halifax's immigration communities to attract talent and investment to Halifax. Halifax Partnership
 
     

Objective 2.3 - Promote private sector involvement in co-op and experiential learning

32. Work with the business community to identify and promote experiential learning opportunities for post-secondary students.
Halifax Partnership
 
33. Establish ANS and Mi'kmaq/Indigenous Peoples streams under the Halifax Connector Program. Halifax Partnership
 
34. Identify and share existing programs, services and outcomes related to the workforce attachment of Mi'kmaq/Indigenous Peoples, African Nova Scotians and other groups at risk of exclusion. Halifax Partnership
 
 35. Continue the Bridging the Gap internship program to connect new graduates to the municipal public service and share program resources with other employers in Halifax.      HRM  
36. Review experience requirement of HRM positions to increase youth participation in the municipal public service.
HRM 
 
37. Review/improve HRM HR policies from a diversity and inclusion perspective.
HRM
 
38. Connect newcomers, African Nova Scotians, Mi'kmaq/Indigenous Peoples, youth and persons with disabilities to employment opportunities at HRM.
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