Build the workforce you need in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia has the numbers, talent and skills to help your business excel.
- We’re educated: With 10 universities and 13 community college campuses, every year we have more university students and graduates per capita than anywhere else in Canada.
- We’re diverse: Our workforce makes up individuals from around the world with a range of cultures and experiences. The number of new Nova Scotians has increased by 85% over the past five years (2013-2018).
- We’re collaborative: Thanks to our network of post-secondary institutions across the province, businesses work closely with the academic community to customize curriculum to meet hiring requirements.
- Nova Scotia’s immigration retention rate is the highest in Atlantic Canada at 71% (2015-2018).
- The number of international students who have decided to make Nova Scotia home after attending one of our top universities has tripled since 2011.
- 17,800 people employed in Financial Services jobs
- 25,000 people employed in Information Technology jobs
- More than two-thirds of Halifax’s population between the ages of 25 and 64 have a trade, college, or university designation
- 28% more university students enrolled in tech, per capita, than the national average. The highest concentration of tech university enrollments than any other Canadian province
- More than 1,000 public and many private sector scientists are undertaking exciting R&D in industries like renewable energy, aerospace and defence, life sciences, and environmental studies
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